Islwyn Davies (priest)

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The Very Rev. Canon Hywel Islwyn Davies, PhD was an eminent Anglican priest in the mid 20th century.[1]

Born on 14 February 1909[2] and educated at Gowerton Grammar School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1936. After a curacy in Merthyr Tydfil he was a Lecturer at St David’s College, Lampeter. In 1953 he contributed an historical article to Cyngres yr Eglwys yng Nghymru 1953 - Congress of the Church in Wales. He held incumbencies at Llanstephan, Llanbadarn Fawr and then Llanelli before being appointed Dean of Bangor in 1957. In 1961 he joined the staff of the University of Ife and was Professor of Philosophy of Religion there from 1966 to 1969. He was Rector of Collyweston from 1969 to 1976. He died on 19 February 1981.[3]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975, ISBN (invalid) 0108153674, alternate version: ISBN 0-19-200008-X, OCLC 25885092, OCLC 59162245
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Deaths The Times Monday, Feb 23, 1981; pg. 24; Issue 60859; col A
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
John Richards Richards
Dean of Bangor
Succeeded by
Gwynfryn Richards