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Abraham-Williams, Rev. Gethin locked

s of late Lt Col Emlyn Abraham-Williams, TD, DL, and of Anne Elizabeth Abraham-Williams; m 1977, Denise Frances Harding; one s one d ; died 27 Nov. 2016

ecumenist; Tutor, Department of History, Archaeology and Religion (formerly School of Religion and Theological Studies), Cardiff University, since 2009

Education

Ysgol yr Urdd, Aberystwyth; Ardwyn Grammar Sch., Aberystwyth; UC of Wales, Aberystwyth; Regent’s Park Coll., Oxford (BA Hons Theol. 1964; MA 1967; Chm., Oxford Theol Colls’ Union, 1963)

Career

Ordained 1965; Asst Minister, Queen’s Road Baptist Ch (with Lenton’s Lane, Hawkesbury), Coventry, 1964–68; Minister: Chester Rd Baptist Ch, Sutton Coldfield, 1968–73; Sutton Baptist Ch, Surrey, 1973–80; Ecumenical Officer and Exec. Sec., Milton Keynes Christian Council, 1981–90; Bp of Oxford’s Ecumenical Officer, Milton Keynes, 1981–90; Gen. Sec., ENFYS: Covenanted Churches in Wales, with Provincial Officer for Ecumenism, Ch in Wales, 1990–98; Gen. Sec., CYTÛN: Churches Together in Wales, 1998–2006. Ed., Baptist Ministers’ Fellowship Jl, 1998–2002. Baptist Union of GB: Member: Council, 1971–73 and 1993–95; Wkg Gp on LEPs, 1982–90; Worship and Doctrine Cttee, 1993–95. Mem., 1981–90, Moderator, 1988–90, Consultative Cttee for LEPs in England; British Council of Churches: Mem., Bd for Ecumenical Affairs, 1987–90; Observer: Nat. (RC) Conf. of Priests, 1983 and 1984; English ARC, 1988–90; Delegated Rep., WCC, 1991–2006; Mem., Steering Cttee, CCBI, 1992–96, 1998–; Mem., Free Church Fed. Council, 1991–96; Mem. Council, CYTÛN, 1995–98; Mem., Ecumenical Adv. Gp, ACC, 1997; Chm., Commn of Covenanted Churches in Wales, 2010–13. Co-Chair, Cardiff Branch, Council of Christians and Jews, 2012–. Member: Warwicks Probationary and After Care Service, 1970–73; Ind. Monitoring Bd, HM Prison and Young Offenders Instn Parc, Bridgend, 2009–14. Mem., Marjory Fry and St Leonard’s Trust Housing Cttee, 1970–73; Westlake Pastoral Lectr, Regent’s Pk Coll., Oxford, 1973. Religions and Beliefs Consultant, Univ. of Glamorgan Chaplaincy, 2007–08; Transition Mentor, Dio. St Asaph, 2016–. Mem., Order of St Luke, 1961; CStJ and Sub Prelate 2010 (ChStJ, Priory for Wales, 2002). Radio presenter, BBC World Service, Radio 4, Radio Wales, etc. Cross of St Augustine, 2006

Publications

(ed) Christian Baptism and Church Membership, Vol. II, 1994; (ed jtly) Letters to Friends, 1996; (ed) Towards the Making of an Ecumenical Bishop in Wales, 1997; (ed) Women, Church and Society in Wales, 2004; (ed) No, please, I don’t want to die!, 2006; Spirituality or Religion? Do we have to choose?, 2008; Seeing the Good in Unfamiliar Spiritualities, 2011; Why the Gospel of Thomas Matters, 2015; contrib. to Birmingham Post, Expository Times, Epworth Rev., Baptist Times, Cristion, etc

Recreations

radio, travel, theatre, books, eating out

Address

13 Millbrook Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4BZ

(029) 2051 5884

gethin@theaws.com

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