George Noakes

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George Noakes (13 September 1924 – 14 July 2008) was the Bishop of St Davids and (briefly) the Archbishop of Wales.[1]

Born in Ceredigion on 13 September 1924 [2] and educated at the University of Aberystwyth, after wartime service in the RAFVR he was ordained in 1950.[3] After a curacy at Lampeter he was successively Vicar of Eglwyswrw, Tregaron, Dewi Sant, a Welsh language church in Cardiff, Aberystwyth; and finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate,[4] Archdeacon of Cardigan. He died on 14 July 2008, aged 83.[5]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
  2. ^ Who's Who2008 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Daily Telegraph obituary Issue no 47,624 (dated 16 July 2004)
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, 10 Apr 1982; pg. 10; Issue 61204; col A Court Circular- New Bishop of St David’s
  5. ^ "The Right Rev George Noakes: Archbishop of Wales, 1987-1991". Times, The (London). 22 July 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2008. 
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Eric Matthias Roberts
Bishop of St Davids
Succeeded by
John Ivor Rees
Preceded by
Derrick Childs
Archbishop of Wales
Succeeded by
Alwyn Rice Jones