Richard Lewis (bishop of Llandaff)

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The Revd Richard Lewis, the Bishop of Llandaff

Richard Lewis (27 March 1821 – 24 January 1905[1]) was the Anglican Bishop of Llandaff in Wales from 1883 to 1905.[2]

Born in Pembrokeshire, Lewis was educated at Bromsgrove School and Worcester College, Oxford and ordained in 1846. He was Rector of Lampeter Velfrey for 32 years and from 1874 to 1883 the Archdeacon of St David's.[3]

He was the brother of John Lennox Griffith Poyer Lewis, Esq. of Henllan and High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1867.[4]

Lewis was a very active Freemason, initiated as a student in 1843 in Oxford's Apollo University Lodge. In 1896, whilst serving as Bishop of Llandaff, he became the Grand Chaplain of the United Grand Lodge of England,[5] succeeding the Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness, the Rt Revd Henry Ware.


  1. ^ Death Of The Bishop Of Llandaff, The Times, 25 January 1905; page 4; Issue 37613; col A
  2. ^ Parish of Kenig Hill Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Foster, Joseph (1885). Men-at-the-bar: a biographical hand-list of the members of the various Inns of Court (second ed.). London and Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 277. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  5. ^ Horsley (The Rev'd Canon), JW (1906). "Notes on the Grand Chaplains of England". Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. 19. London: Quatuor Coronati Correspondence Circle Ltd. p. 195.
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Alfred Ollivant
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Joshua Pritchard Hughes