The Venerable Robert J Williams

Robert was born in 1951. He was raised in Swansea and following ordination served as curate in St Mary’s before becoming Anglican Chaplain at University College Swansea and Warden of Eastmoor Diocesan Resource Centre. Having served a number of parishes in Gower, he was appointed to the Parish of Denbigh in the diocese of St Asaph. He returned to Swansea to become Vicar of Sketty and was appointed Residentiary Canon at Brecon Cathedral. Robert was subsequently appointed Archdeacon of Gower with pastoral oversight of St Barnabas Church. Robert has worked in a variety of roles within the Diocese and the Province of Wales and has wide experience in charitable and community projects. Since retiring in 2016, Robert has continued to play an active role in pastoral and parochial work within the Diocese.


Huw Tregelles Williams

During a thirty-year career, Huw was Head of Music, BBC Wales and the first Director of the expanded and renamed BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Since retirement to his native Swansea he has served as Chairman of the Swansea Festival of Music & the Arts and as Deputy Chairman, Wales Millennium Centre. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and of Swansea University, he was appointed OBE in 1998 for service to music in Wales.

Andrew J Goodwin

For almost forty years Andrew was Director of Music at Bangor Cathedral during which period he recruited and trained numerous choristers to a consistently high standard. An accomplished organist, he continues to give solo recitals. He was also a long standing Examiner to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Andrew has also maintained a keen interest in rail travel, having been a Member of the Government sponsored Rail Passengers’ Committee for Wales for many years, holding the posts of Deputy Chair and Acting Chair. He was also appointed a Director of the CIRAS Trust.


Roger W G Brace

Roger was born in Abbey Wood, Kent in 1946. He came home to Wales in 1956, moving with his parents to Swansea. Having previously become a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, he remained a member of the cathedral choir until 1960 when he was “retired”. He later qualified as a Chartered Accountant and established a firm of chartered accountants in South Wales. In 2008, he retired from full time practice but remains a consultant. He continued to sing following his departure from St Paul’s until a few years ago when the onset of throat cancer curtailed that activity.


The Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, for the time being.

The Rector, for the time being, of the Benefice of Central Swansea.