John Lewis (Dean of Llandaff)

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John Thomas Lewis (1947-2019) was Dean of Llandaff from 2000–2012.


Thomas was born in 1947 and educated at Dyffryn Grammar School before winning a scholarship to Jesus College, Oxford where he studied mathematics.[1][2] After obtaining his BA in 1969 and a diploma in applied statistics in 1970, he transferred to St John's College, Cambridge where he studied theology in preparation for his ordination.[1][2]

He was ordainted deacon in 1973 and priest in 1974, serving initially as curate in Whitchurch and then in Lisvane before becoming chaplain at Cardiff University (1980–1985). He was appointed as vicar of St David's, Brecon, with Llanspyddid and Llanilltyd in 1985, moving to Bassaleg in 1991 before becoming Dean of Llandaff in 2000. In addition to his parish ministry, Lewis has served as secretary of the Provincial Selection Panel of the Church in Wales and as chaplain for Continuing Ministerial Education for the Bishop of Monmouth. He retired as Dean & Vicar of Llandaff on 31 July 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lewis, Very Rev. John Thomas". Who's Who 2009. Oxford University Press. December 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Jesus College, Oxford: Preachers Trinity Term 2009". Jesus College, Oxford. 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.