|Bishop of Swansea and Brecon|
|Church||Church in Wales|
|Diocese||Diocese of Swansea and Brecon|
|In office||1958 to 1976|
|Birth name||John James Absalom Thomas|
|Born||17 May 1908|
|Died||27 February 1995(aged 86)|
Thomas was educated at the University of Aberystwyth and Keble College, Oxford, and was ordained in 1932. He held curacies at Llancaiach and Sketty after which he was the Bishop's Messenger and Examining Chaplain for the Swansea diocese. He was then Warden of Church Hostel, Bangor, and a lecturer at the University College of North Wales until 1944. Following this he was Vicar of Swansea and then Archdeacon of Gower - before being enthroned as Bishop of Swansea and Brecon on 2 February 1958. He made his son, David, a deacon on 21 May 1967 at St Asaph Cathedral; Jack retired in 1976.
- Who was Who 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- Electoral College Reaches Decision Ven. J. J. A. Thomas New Bishop Of Swansea The Times Friday, Nov 29, 1957; pg. 7; Issue 54011; col F
- Diocesan web site
- Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
- "Bishop of Swansea Enthroned Emphasis on Church Unity", The Times Monday, 3 February 1958, p. 10.
- "Trinity Ordinations". Church Times (#5441). 26 May 1967. p. 13. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 24 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
|Church in Wales titles|
| Bishop of Swansea and Brecon