Roy Williamson (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Roy Williamson
Bishop of Southwark
Diocese Diocese of Southwark
In office 1991–1998
Predecessor Ronald Bowlby
Successor Tom Butler
Other posts Bishop of Bradford
Archdeacon of Nottingham
Consecration c. 1984
Personal details
Born (1932-12-18) 18 December 1932 (age 83)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Kingston Polytechnic

Robert Kerr "Roy" Williamson (born 18 December 1932)[1] was the seventh Bishop of Bradford [2] from 1984 until 1991, who was then translated to Southwark where he served until his retirement seven years later.

Williamson was educated at Kingston Polytechnic and Oak Hill Theological College, his first post after ordination was as a curate at Crowborough Parish Church.[3] He then held incumbencies at St Paul, Hyson Green, Nottingham[4] and St Ann with Emmanuel, in the same city before being appointed Archdeacon of Nottingham in 1978, his last post before elevation to the Episcopate.[5]


  1. ^ Who's Who1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Church web site
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, Dec 15, 1983; pg. 14; Issue 61713; col B Archdeacon to be Bishop of Bradford