Rt Rev Alan Williams SM

Bishop of Brentwood

Alan Williams

The Right Reverend Alan Williams SM is the Bishop of Brentwood.

Born in Oldham in 1951, he took final vows in the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) in 1981 and was ordained priest in St Anne’s Whitechapel in 1983.

Bishop Williams holds degrees in theology, psychology and religious education and has served in a number of pastoral roles.

He is a former major superior of the Marist Fathers in England and has worked as a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Most recently, he was the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, Norfolk, with responsibility for pilgrimage and retreat work.

His episcopal ordination took place at Brentwood Cathedral on 1 July 2014.


For a more detailed biography, visit the Diocese of Brentwood’s website.


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