John Hughes (bishop of Kensington)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Right Reverend
John Hughes
PhD MA (Cantab)
Bishop of Kensington
Diocese Diocese of London
In office 1987–1994 (death)
Predecessor Mark Santer
Successor Michael Colclough
Other posts Dean of Theology, University College, Cardiff (1984–1987)
Ordination 1960 (deacon); 1961 (priest)
Consecration 1987
Personal details
Born (1935-01-30)30 January 1935
Died 19 August 1994(1994-08-19) (aged 59)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Joseph & Amy Fisher
Spouse Maureen Harrison (m. 1963)
Children 2 sons
Profession Academic (church history)
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge

John George Hughes (30 January 1935[1] – 19 August 1994) was the ninth area Bishop of Kensington.[2]

Hughes was educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1961 he began his ministry as a curate in Brighouse[3] and was then successively Vicar of St John’s Clifton,[4] Director of Education in the Diocese of Wakefield, Secretary of the Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry and Warden of St. Michael's College, Llandaff before being ordained to the episcopate – a position he held from 1987 until his death in 1994.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was at first rejected for ordination by Hughes, who told Welby that “There is no place for you in the Church of England.”[5]


  1. ^ Ellis, P., ed. (1992), People of Today, London: Debrett's, ISBN 1-870520-09-2 .
  2. ^ "Hughes, Rt. Rev. John George", Who Was Who, A & C Black 1920–2008 (online ed.), Oxford University Press, December 2007, retrieved 4 July 2012 .
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975–76, London: Oxford University Press, 1976, ISBN 0-19-200008-X .
  4. ^ ACNY (church Website) .
  5. ^ Moreton, Cole (11 November 2012), "Archbishop of Canterbury: 'You have no future in the Church'", The Sunday Telegraph .
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Mark Santer
Bishop of Kensington
Succeeded by
Michael Colclough