John Poole-Hughes

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John Worthington Poole-Hughes (8 August 1916 - 25 October 1988) was a Bishop of South-West Tanganyika and a Bishop of Llandaff.

Educated at Uppingham School and Hertford College, Oxford after wartime service with the Royal Artillery he was ordained in 1948. After a curacy at St Michael and All Angels, Aberystwyth[1] he served as a missionary in East Africa[2] rising to the rank of diocesan Bishop in Tanzania.[3] After serving as Assistant Bishop and as incumbent of Llantwit Major he was appointed to succeed Bishop Eryl Stephen Thomas as Bishop of Llandaff in 1975[4] and enthroned in the following year.


  1. ^ Church web site
  2. ^ Sinclair, J. B; Fenn, R. W. D (1992). Just the right man: a biography of the Rt Revd John Richard Worthington Poole-Hughes, 1916-1988. Kington, Herefordshire: Cadoc Books. ISBN 978-0-9516865-1-5. 
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Dec 10, 1975; pg. 18; Issue 59574; col E Church news New Bishop of Llandaff
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Leslie Edward Stradling
Bishop of South-West Tanganyika
Succeeded by
Joseph Willard Mlele
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Eryl Stephen Thomas
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Roy Thomas Davies