Archdeacon of Cambridge
The Ven Dr Alex Hughes
Alex was born in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, though he grew up on the south coast of England, in Southampton and Seaford.
He came from a Christian family, but it was only whilst studying theology at Oxford that he sensed a call to ordination.
After graduating Alex worked as a factory labourer at Parker Pen. In 1998 he married Sarah, and they spent their honeymoon back-packing round East Africa, Australia and Fiji. On return they moved to Westcott House in Cambridge where Alex completed his ordination training and undertook post-graduate study.
Alex was ordained in Oxford in 2000. He served his curacy at Headington Quarry, before moving to Portsmouth diocese as Bishop's Chaplain. Since 2008 he has been a parish priest in inner-city Portsmouth. Among his duties in Portsmouth Alex is Chair of Governors at a secondary Academy.
The Bishop of Ely collated the Revd Dr Alex Hughes as Archdeacon of Cambridge on Sunday 14 September 2014 at Great St Mary's church in Cambridge.