Hugh has been Rector of CEC since February 2012. Before that he was a Vicar in various parishes in St David’s Diocese in Wales. He has a particular interest in spiritual development, conducting retreats and quiet days, and has acted as spiritual director to several individuals. He was Provincial Officer for Youth and Children’s Work for the Church in Wales for 7 years and has worked for the full inclusion of children and young people in church life. He is the author of “A Fitting End: making the most of a funeral”, a book on funerals, and used to lecture on funerals at St Michael’s College, Llandaff. He also taught communication skills for Cardiff University’s Diploma of Pastoral Studies, and has, more recently, been a personal tutor and lectured in Church History on the South Wales Ordination course. He also contributed to “A Guide to Parish Youth Work” and several other publications.
His other interests include playing chess, tai chi, walking the dog and a little gardening.