Archdeacon of Cambridge


Archdeacon of Cambridge

Alex Hughes has been Archdeacon of Cambridge since 2014.

Alex was born in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, though he grew up on the south coast of England. He is married to Sarah, a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist, and they have two sons. His hobbies include riding his Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and running half-marathons.

As archdeacon, Alex has responsibility for the care and support of the church communities in the south of Ely Diocese. He is chair of the Diocesan Board of Education and a trustee of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust, and also serves several local church schools.

Alex was ordained in Oxford in 2000. He served his curacy at Headington Quarry, before moving to Portsmouth diocese as Bishop's Chaplain. From 2008 he was parish priest of St Luke’s and St Peter’s in inner-city Portsmouth before coming to the Diocese of Ely.

Contact the Archdeacon

The Ven Dr Alex Hughes
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01353 652719

PA to Archdeacon of Cambridge

Anne Billings-Smith (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am-1pm) 
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01353 652719 
Address: The Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX


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