Alex Hughes (priest)

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Alex Hughes
Archdeacon of Cambridge
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Ely
In office2014–present
Orders
Ordination2000 (deacon)
2001 (priest)
Personal details
Birth nameAlexander James Hughes
Born (1975-10-03) 3 October 1975 (age 44)
Honiara, Solomon Islands
NationalityBritish
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse
Sarah(m. 1998)
ChildrenTwo
Education Priory School, Lewes
Eton College
Alma mater Greyfriars, Oxford
Westcott House, Cambridge
St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Alexander James Hughes (born 3 October 1975) [1] is a British priest in the Church of England. Since 2014, he has been the Archdeacon of Cambridge.

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Early life and education

Alex was born in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, to John and Jill Hughes. [2] [1] He grew up in Southampton and Seaford, England, and was educated at Lewes Priory and Eton College . [2] [1] He read theology at Oxford University then entered Westcott House, Cambridge to train for ordained ministry. [3] He also completed an MPhil and PhD at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. [3]

Ordained ministry

Alex was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 2000 and a priest in 2001. [3] He served his curacy at Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford. [2] [1] In 2003, he moved to the Diocese of Portsmouth, where he was Domestic Chaplain to Kenneth Stevenson, Bishop of Portsmouth, then parish priest at St Luke's and St Peter's in Somerstown, Portsmouth. Since 2014, he has been Archdeacon of Cambridge in the Diocese of Ely and an honorary canon of Ely Cathedral. [4] [5]

Personal life

In 1998, Alex married Sarah. [2] She is a psychotherapist. They have two sons. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Hughes, Alexander James". Who's Who . ukwhoswho.com. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 24 July 2016.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Archdeacon of Cambridge: The Ven Dr Alex Hughes". Diocese of Ely. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 "Alexander James Hughes" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. "New Canons Admitted and Installed at Ely Cathedral". Diocese of Ely. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. "Six new Canons installed at Ely Cathedral". Ely News. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  6. "Next Archdeacon of Cambridge appointed". Diocese of Ely. 7 April 2014. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Beer
Archdeacon of Cambridge
2014–present
Incumbent