Born 18 June 1888, in Tanycelyn, Rhostryfan, Caernarfonshire, son of Samuel and Mary Hughes. After the normal course in the village elementary school he worked for some years in a shop and then went to Clynnog School intent on the ministry. He won a scholarship to the University College, Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.A.), and graduated in theology in the Theological College, Aberystwyth. He was ordained in 1918, and was minister of Calfaria, Porth, Glamorganshire (1918-22), Fourcrosses, Llŷn, Caernarvonshire (1922-24), and Garreg-ddu, Blaenau Ffestiniog (1924-30). In 1930 he was called to Clwyd College, Rhyl, and remained there till he died, serving initially as a tutor (under the Rev. R. Dewi Williams), and thirteen years as principal. He left his influence on more than one generation of students in his care in Clwyd College. In 1919 he married Jane Morris Jones, daughter of William Morris Jones (sometime chairman of Caernarfon county council); they had a son and daughter. He died 16 April 1952. He was considered to be a preacher of substance, of a prophetic nature. His particular interests lay in scriptural criticism and theological topics. His textbook on the Gospel according to St. Mathew was published in 1937.
Published date: 2001
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