Alun Davies (priest)

Alun Radcliffe Davies (6 May 1923 – 8 June 2003[1]) was a Welsh Anglican priest in the last third of the twentieth century.[2]

Davies was born on 6 May 1923 into an ecclesiastical family: his father was the Revd Canon Rhys Hughes Davies.[3] He was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, University College, Cardiff, Keble College, Oxford and St. Michael's College, Llandaff.[4] After a curacy in Roath he was a Lecturer at St. Michael's College, Llandaff then Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Wales.[5] He was a Chaplain in the RNR until 1960 when he became Vicar of Ystrad Mynach.[6] He was Chancellor of Llandaff Cathedral from 1969 to 1971; Archdeacon of Llandaff from 1971 to 1977; a Residentiary Canon of Llandaff Cathedral from 1975 to 1977; Dean of Llandaff[7] from 1977 to 1993; and Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan from 1994 until his death on 8 June 2003.[8]


  1. Oxford Index
  2. Telegraph obituary
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1967-68 p311: London, OUP, 1967
  4. ‘DAVIES, Very Rev. Alun Radcliffe’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 30 Sept 2015
  5. National Library of Wales
  6. Crockford's Clerical Directory (ibid) p302
  7. Llanmon
  8. The Very Rev Alun Davies. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, June 10, 2003; pg. 35; Issue 67785
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Williams
Archdeacon of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Lewis Clarke
Dean of Llandaff
Succeeded by
John Rogers
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