Joshua Pritchard Hughes

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The Right Reverend
Joshua Pritchard Hughes
Bishop of Llandaff
Pritchard Hughes, Bp of Llandaff by SHW Llewellyn.jpg
J. Pritchard Hughes by William Llewellyn.
Diocese Diocese of Llandaff
In office 1905–1931
Predecessor Richard Lewis
Successor Timothy Rees
Personal details
Born (1847-02-13)13 February 1847
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Died 8 April 1938(1938-04-08) (aged 91)
Buried Eridge, Sussex
Nationality Welsh
Denomination Anglican
Parents Joshua Hughes
Margaret McKenny
Education Shrewsbury School
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford

Joshua Pritchard Hughes (13 February 1847 – 8 April 1938[1]) was Bishop of Llandaff from 1905 to 1931.[2]

Hughes was born into an ecclesiastical family, the son of Joshua Hughes (Bishop of St Asaph 1870–1889).[3] His older brother was the geologist Thomas McKenny Hughes. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Balliol College, Oxford and ordained in 1871. He was a curate in Neath from 1872 to 1877, vicar of Newcastle, Bridgend[4] and then Llantrisant[5] before his ordination to the episcopate.[6]

The Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' was selected by him and named in his honour.[7]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Consecration Of BishopsThe Times Friday, Jun 02, 1905; pg. 4; Issue 37723; col D
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Founder of St Theodore’s Church
  5. ^ Llantrisant time line Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ ”The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  7. ^ Bourne, Val (30 September 2013). "My dahlias are brightening up September". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  8. ^ Newman, John (1995), Glamorgan, The Buildings of Wales, London: Penguin, p. 252

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Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Richard Lewis
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Timothy Rees