The Very Rev Albert William Parry was the eighth Dean of St David's between 1940 and 1949 and Editor of Y Llan and Church News, the Organ of the Church in Wales.
He was educated at St David's College, Lampeter and St Michael’s Theological College, Llandaff. He was Curate of St John’s Church, Cardiff and then Lecturer, Tutor and finally Professor of Education at St Luke's College, Exeter. From 1908 until his accession to the Deanery in 1940 he was Principal of Trinity College, Carmarthen. During this time he was also a Chaplain to the Forces attached to the South Wales Infantry Brigade. He died on 18 September 1950