St James is part of the worldwide Anglican Church which is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the world. The Anglican Church historically has spoken of three ways to hear God - scripture, tradition and reason. Scripture - the Bible - always takes first place with the other two helping us to understand it. That is why at St. James you will always find the Bible at the heart of our worship and teaching.




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Mark was born in Aberdare, was brought up in Clydach near Swansea. He served his apprenticeship as a bricklayer and after two yearsstudyinggforlhis  Diploma indConstruction and  Building Work in Neath Technical College he  went on to work as a Welfare Assistantin Swansea  Social Services.Butrwhatever  plans he had for his future life were gloriously interrupted by God who, through the encouragement of some Christian friends, helped him discover the Good News about Jesus Christ. The rest, they say, is history. After graduating from St. Michael’s College in Cardiff, he has served in five parishes in such varied places as Swansea, Aberystwyth, Hirwaun,Cockett (Swansea)  and now StJames.

He is married to Hazel and they have four children - Sarah, Ben, Hannah and Ruth, and two dogs Molly and Peggy. As well as reading about and studying the Christian Faith he enjoys playing, writing and listening to classical music and following Swansea CityF.C.

Mark has been vicar of St James’ since March 2012.


Contact :

Rev Mark Williams

01792 459449/01792 470532



St James' Church, Walter Road, Swansea SA1 4QF Tel: (01792) 459449

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