John Hughes (priest)

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The Very Reverend
John Hughes
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Leicester
In office 1963–1978
Predecessor Richard Mayston
Successor Alan Warren
Ordination 1950 (deacon)
1951 (priest)
Personal details
Birth name John Chester Hughes
Born (1924-02-20)20 February 1924
Died 16 October 2008(2008-10-16) (aged 84)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Education Dulwich College
Alma mater Durham University

John Chester Hughes, ChStJ (20 February 1924 – 16 October 2008) was an Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century.

Early life and education[edit]

Hughes was born on 20 February 1924, educated at Dulwich College and Durham University.[1]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Hughes was ordained in 1950. 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.[2] 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.[3]


In November 1974, Hughes was appointed a Chaplain of the Order of St John (ChStJ).[4]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  2. ^ Who's Who London, A & C Black, 1970 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  3. ^ Times on-line
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46417. pp. 11999–12000. 29 November 1974. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard John Forrester Mayston
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
Succeeded by
Alan Christopher Warren