Cardinal Thomas S. Williams
Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington
22-30 Hill Street
PO Box 1937
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.