Born in Ceredigion on 13 September 1924  and educated at the University of Aberystwyth, after wartime service in the RAFVR he was ordained in 1950. After a curacy at Lampeter he was successively Vicar of Eglwyswrw, Tregaron, Dewi Sant, a Welsh language church in Cardiff, Aberystwyth; and finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, Archdeacon of Cardigan. He died on 14 July 2008, aged 83.
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|Church in Wales titles|
| Bishop of St Davids
| Archbishop of Wales
Alwyn Rice Jones