HUGHES, HUGH MICHAEL (1858 - 1933), Independent minister

Name: Hugh Michael Hughes
Date of birth: 1858
Date of death: 1933
Spouse: Mary Ann Hughes (née Howell)
Parent: Elisabeth Hughes
Parent: Michael Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: Independent minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Thomas Michael Hughes

Born 13 August 1858, at Llanllechid, Caerns., son of Michael and Elizabeth Hughes. He was educated at the Memorial College, Brecon, and at Aberystwyth and Cardiff university colleges, graduating with first-class honours (Wales) in 1898; in 1930 the university gave him a honorary LL.D. Ordained in 1886, he held pastorates at Old Tabernacl, Holyhead; Grove Street, Liverpool; and Ebenezer, Cardiff, holding the Cardiff pastorate for almost forty years. He was a noted preacher, educationalist, and writer on theological, political and social questions.

He was, for many years editor of Y Tyst, the Welsh Congregational weekly, and for twenty years secretary of ‘Y Gronfa’ (Welsh Independent Chapel Debts Fund). He was president of the Congregational Union of Wales, vice-president of Cardiff University College, and sometime chairman of the committee of Brecon Memorial College. His publications were: John Penry; Yr Iesu Sicr; Griffith John, arwr China, and Esboniad ar yr Ephesiaid.

He married Mary Ann Howell, Aberystwyth. He died 15 January 1933 at Cardiff.


Published date: 1959

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