Paul Williams (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham|
|Diocese||Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham|
|Other posts||Bishop of Kensington (2009–2015)|
|Ordination||1992 (deacon); 1993 (priest)
by David Hope (deacon)
|Consecration||25 March 2009
by Rowan Williams
16 January 1968 |
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Grey College, Durham|
Paul Gavin Williams (born 16 January 1968) is a Church of England bishop. Since May 2015, he has been the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham; from 2009 to 2015, he was the Bishop of Kensington, an area bishop in the Diocese of London.
Williams was born, the son of Bryan and Heather Williams, at Weston-super-Mare, and was educated at Court Fields Community School, Wellington, Richard Huish College, Taunton and Grey College, Durham, whence he gained his Bachelor of Arts (BA Hon) honours degree in Theology in 1989. He trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
Williams was made a deacon at Petertide 1992 (28 June) by David Hope, Bishop of London, at St Paul's Cathedral and ordained a priest in 1993. He was a curate at St James and St Matthew's Muswell Hill (1992–1995) and then at Christ Church, Clifton (1995–1999) before becoming the rector of St James's Gerrards Cross (1999–2009).
Williams was ordained (consecrated) to the episcopate on 25 March 2009 by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral, London. From 2009 to 2015, he was the Bishop of Kensington, an area bishop in the Diocese of London. On 11 May 2015, Williams' canonical election as Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham was confirmed. On 27 June, he was enthroned during an inauguration service at Southwell Minster.
Williams married in 1997 and they have three children.
- The Reverend Paul Williams (1993–2007)
- The Reverend Canon Paul Williams (2007–2009)
- The Right Reverend Paul Williams (2009–present)
- "Paul Gavin Williams". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 30 June 2017. (subscription required)
- Williams, Paul Gavin. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2017 (November 2016 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
- "Ordinations at Petertide (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6751). 3 July 1992. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 3 July 2017. (Subscription required (. ))
- Consecration details
- "Appointments in the clergy", Daily Telegraph, 20 December 2008, p. 26.
- Official notification of appointment
- Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham — "Election of new Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham confirmed", Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham website, accessed 24 May 2015.
- Page, Jemma (27 June 2015). "New Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham officially inaugurated". Nottingham Post.
- Diocesan Profile
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Kensington
|Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham
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