John Williams (Archdeacon of Worcester)

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John Charles Williams (17 July 1912 - 27 August 2002) was an Anglican priest.[1]

Williams was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School and University College, Oxford;[2] and ordained in 1938.[3] His first ecclesiastical post was a curacy at Christ Church, Birmingham. After this he was curate in charge of St Margaret’s Hasbury then vicar of Cradley Heath from 1943 to 1948. He was vicar of St Stephen's Redditch from 1948 to 1959; Rural Dean of Bromsgrove from 1958 to 1959; rector of Halesowen from 1959 to 1970; Archdeacon of Dudley from 1968[4] to 1975; vicar of Dodderhill from 1970 to 1975; Archdeacon of Worcester from 1975 until 1980; Director of Ordination Candidates for the Diocese of Worcester from 1975 to 1979; and a residentiary canon of Worcester Cathedral from 1975 to 1980.


  1. ^ ”I Was Glad: The Memoirs of Christopher Campling, Dean Emeritus of Ripon” Campling, C.R: London, Janus, 2005 p301 ISBN 1857566165
  2. ^ "Williams, Ven. John Charles", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 20 Sept 2013
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 p 1070 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ ”Church News” The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 29, 1968; pg. 10; Issue 57238
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alfred Hurley
Archdeacon of Dudley
Succeeded by
Christopher Campling
Preceded by
Peter Eliot
Archdeacon of Worcester
Succeeded by
Peter Coleman