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Williams, Rowan

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
Nationality: Welsh
Categories: Religious Icon

1950 – Born in Swansea, Wales on the 14th of June.

1975 – He studied theology; and Wadham College, Oxford, where he took his DPhil.

1977 – He returned to Cambridge to teach theology, first at Westcott House, having been ordained deacon in Ely cathedral that year.

1978 – He was priested.

1980 – He served at St. George’s Chesterton until 1983, having been appointed as lecturer in Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

1984 – He became dean and chaplain of Clare College, Cambridge.

1989 – He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

2002 – He was announced as the successor to George Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Church of England and primus inter pares of the Anglican Communion.

2003 – He was enthroned on the 27th of February as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury.

         – He appointed Archbishop Robin Eames, the Anglican Primate of All Ireland, as Chairman of the Lambeth Commission on Communion, to examine the challenges to the unity of the Communion, stemming from the consecration of Gene Robinson as the Bishop of New Hampshire, and the blessing of same-sex unions in the Diocese of New Westminster.

2005 – He was inaugurated as the first Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University.

2007 – On the 24th of January, it was revealed that Williams and John Sentamu had written to Prime Minister Blair.