Dominic Walker was the Bishop of Monmouth for over ten years – the diocese roughly covers the area of Gwent. He retired in 2013.
He has degrees in theology from London University and in law from the University of Wales and an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton. He is a member of a religious order called the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.
Dominic was a parish priest at the Elephant & Castle in London and then became Vicar of Brighton before being appointed Bishop of Reading in 1997. He was elected to succeed Rowan Williams as Bishop of Monmouth in 2003.
He has been involved in university and school governance, a wide range of charities and has written and lectured. He has an interest in animal welfare and is an honorary vice president of the RSPCA and president of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. He is the patron of a number of charities and groups including the Friends of our Lady of Tintern. He takes an interest in mental health issues and matters of peace and justice.
Dominic’s mother was one of ten children brought up in Abertillery so he has relatives living in the county and assists in the Monmouth group of parishes. He is Bishop Visitor to the nuns at Tymawr Convent. In his spare time he enjoys working on his allotment.
He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in April, 2014.