Peerage for Dr. Williams: The Church of England Newspaper, January 13, 2013 p 1 January 17, 2013Posted by geoconger in Church of England, Church of England Newspaper.
Tags: Baron Williams of Oystermouth, Rowan Williams
The Prime Minister’s Office has the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has been given a life peerage by the Queen. Upon his retirement from office, Dr. Williams will become Baron Williams of Oystermouth.
The 26 December 2012 announcement from No. 10 Downing Street stated Dr. Williams “will be created a Baron for Life by the style and title of Baron Williams of Oystermouth in the City and County of Swansea.”
Under the Life Peerage Act of 1958 the Sovereign may appoint life peers who have the right to sit in the House of Lords. Life baronies under the Act are created by the Sovereign but, in practice, none are granted except upon the proposition of the prime minister, who may create up to 10 life baronies during each parliament in recognition for service to the country.