John Hughes (priest)

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The Very Reverend
John Chester Hughes
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
In office

The Very Rev John Chester Hughes[1] was an eminent Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century.
He was born on 20 February 1924, educated at Dulwich College and Durham University and ordained in 1950.[2] He began his career with a curacy at St Alban, Westcliff-on-Sea after which he was Succentor at Chelmsford Cathedral. He then held incumbencies at St Barnabas, Leicester and St St John the Baptist, Croxton Kerrial.[3] In 1963 he became Provost of Leicester Cathedral, a post he held for 15 years. His last post before retirement in 1987 was as Vicar of St Nicholas, Bringhurst. He died on 16 October 2008.[4]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard John Forrester Mayston
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
Succeeded by
Alan Christopher Warren