Alan Williams (bishop)

The Right Reverend
Alan Williams
Lord Bishop of Brentwood
Province Westminster
Diocese Brentwood
Appointed 14 April 2014
Installed 1 July 2014
Predecessor Thomas McMahon
Ordination 30 April 1983
Consecration 1 July 2014
by Vincent Nichols
Personal details
Born (1951-03-15) March 15, 1951
Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic

Alan Williams, SM (born 1951) is an English Roman Catholic prelate and 7th Bishop of Brentwood. He is a member of the Marist Order.

Early life

Born in Lancashire, he trained for the priesthood at Allen Hall before which he obtained a degree in Natural Science from Durham University and a PhD in Psychology from London University. Bishop Williams also has a licentiate in theology from the University of Cambridge and a master's degree in education from the University of Hull.[1][2]


Williams previously served as Parish Priest at St Lawrence of Canterbury, Sidcup and as Chaplain to Sheffield Hallam University. He is a former Superior of the Marist Fathers in England, a post he held from 2000-2008[2] and has also served as a school teacher and chaplain.[3]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas McMahon
Bishop of Brentwood
Succeeded by
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