The Very Reverend Alan W. Jones
(born 5 March 1940 in London, England) is an Episcopal priest. He is the son of the late Edward Augustus and Blanche Hilda (Hunt) Jones.
Jones was the Dean of the Episcopal Grace Cathedral
in San Francisco
from 1985 until January, 2009. Previously, he served as the Stephen F. Bayne
Professor of Ascetical Theology
at the General Theological Seminary
in New York City
from 1972 - 1982. During his tenure, he founded and was the first director of the Center for Christian
Spirituality at General. Now a U.S. citizen, he was born in England
and received his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham
. He is a prominent lecturer in Episcopalian
and academic circles both nationally and internationally. He is a prolific writer as well of books, articles, and editorial opinions. Jones also the moderated The Forum at Grace Cathedral
For many years, Jones was married to Josephine Franklin Jones, the daughter of Newbery Award-winning author Madeleine L'Engle
; they had two daughters and a son. They were divorced in 1997. He married Virginia "Cricket" Franche Jones, an interior designer, in 1999.