John Hughes (bishop of Croydon)

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John Taylor Hughes (12 April 1908-21 July 2001) was an Anglican suffragan bishop in the 20th century.

Hughes was educated firstly in Uxbridge[1] and subsequently at Bede College, University of Durham. He was ordained in 1931 and was successively an assistant chaplain and tutor at his former college, a curate at Shildon and a vicar at West Hartlepool.[2] Returning to his home city in 1948, Hughes became the warden of Southwark Diocesan Retreat House and a missioner of Southwark Cathedral. In 1957 he became the Bishop of Croydon, a position he held for over 20 years; additionally taking on the role of Bishop to the Armed Forces from 1966.

In 1964 Hughes published What difference does faith make?[3]


  1. ^ Who's Who (UK), 1971 A & C Black p736 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory (Lambeth Palace, Church House) 1982 ISBN 0-19-200010-1
  3. ^ Out of print: reference copy housed at Lambeth Palace Library [1] Classmark H5133.R62.2.03
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cuthbert Killick Norman Bardsley
Bishop of Croydon
1956 –1977
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Stuart Snell
Preceded by
Stanley Betts
Bishop to the Forces
1966 –1975
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Stuart Snell