Cardinal Thomas S. Williams

Cardinal Thomas S. Williams
Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington

Post:
Catholic Centre
22-30 Hill Street
Wellington 6011

PO Box 1937
Wellington 6140

Biography

  • Born in Wellington, 20 March 1930
  • Educated at Holy Cross Primary School, Miramar; SS Peter and Paul School, Lower Hutt; St. Patrick's College, Wellington; St. Kevin's College, Oamaru; Holy Cross Seminary, Mosgiel; Pontifical College, 'De Propaganda Fide', Rome (Theology)
  • Ordained in Rome, December 20 1959
  • Appointments held since ordination: University College, Dublin (Social Sciences Degree) 1961 - 1962; St. Patrick's, Palmerston North 1963 - 1965; Director of Catholic Enquiry Centre, Wellington 1966 - 1970; Leulumoega, Western Samoa 1971 - 1975; Holy Family Parish, Porirua East 1976
  • Ordained Archbishop for the Wellington Archdiocese in St. Mary of the Angels, Wellington, on 20 December 1979
  • Created Cardinal in Rome on 3 February 1983
  • Awarded the Order of New Zealand 5 June 2000
  • Moderator, Tribunal of the Catholic Church for New Zealand.
  • Episcopal Deputy for: finance committee; prison chaplaincy; New Zealand Catholic Education Office; Catholic Enquiry Centre.
  • Retired as Archbishop of Wellington 20 March, 2005.