William Llewellyn (bishop)

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The Rt Rev. William Somers Llewellyn was the inaugural Bishop of Lynn from 1963[1] until 1972.[2]

Born on 16 August 1907 and educated at Eton and Balliol,[3] he was ordained in 1936 and began his ecclesiastical career with a Curacy at Chiswick.[4] From 1940 until 1946 he was a Chaplain to the Forces and then Vicar of Tetbury,[5] from when on he was to have a deep affinity with the area.[6] Additionally Rural Dean of the area from 1955, in 1961 he was appointed Archdeacon of Lynn and Suffragan Bishop a year later. On retirement he continued to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop within the Gloucester Diocese. He died on 22 July 2001.


  1. ^ The Times, Saturday, 19 Oct 1963; pg. 10; Issue 55836; col C Ecclesiastical News New suffragan bishop consecrated
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, 21 Dec 1972; pg. 4; Issue 58662; col E Resignation of the Bishop of Lynn
  3. ^ Who's Who 1970 London, A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ List of incumbents
  6. ^ He wrote ”A short history of Tetbury Parish Church” (Tetbury, Tetbury PCC, 1959);and retired to the area after resigning as a bishop.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Lynn
Succeeded by
William Aubrey Aitken