Garfield Williams

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The Very Rev Garfield Hodder Williams OBE (21 November 1881 – 8 August 1960) was an eminent[1] Anglican Priest in the second quarter of the 20th century.[2]

Born into an eminent publishing family[3] in Bromley on 21 November 1881, he was educated at the City of London School and Barts. Eschewing a medical career he undertook missionary work at home and abroad before being ordained in 1914.[4]

After this he was Principal of St Andrew's College, Gorakhpur. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 New Year Honours for his services as editor of the War Journal while living in the United Provinces during the First World War.[5]

He returned to England following the war and was an Assistant Master at Rugby School. He was Secretary of the Missionary Council of the National Church Assembly from 1924 to 1929 when he was appointed Dean of Llandaff.[6] Two years later he became Dean of Manchester.[7] He died on 8 August 1960.[8]


  1. ^ Liddell Hart 2U General Correspondence, U, 1928-1969
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ "F. Garfield Hodder WILLIAMS" (PDF). Br Med J. 2: 608–9. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5198.608-e. PMC 2097354Freely accessible. PMID 13856785. 
  4. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "No. 31114". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 January 1919. p. 448. 
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  7. ^ The Deanery Of Manchester Dean Of Llandaff Appointed The Times Thursday, May 21, 1931; pg. 14; Issue 45828; col D
  8. ^ Obituary Dr. Garfield Williams Former Dean Of Manchester The Times Wednesday, Aug 10, 1960; pg. 11; Issue 54846; col A
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frederick Worsley
Dean of Llandaff
1929 – 1931
Succeeded by
David Jones
Preceded by
Hewlett Johnson
Dean of Manchester
1931 – 1948
Succeeded by
Leonard Wilson