Page 5, 10th December 1943

10th December 1943
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Page 5, 10th December 1943 — REV. H. G. HUGHES

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Organisations: Thornton College, Bede College
Locations: Norwich, Rome


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CONVERT, WORKED IN NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE Parish priest of the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and St. Stephen, Lynford, near Thetford, Norfolk, since 1934, the Rev. Henry George Hughes died on Tuesday after a few days' illness. He would have been 75 on December 4.

A convert, he was born at Thatcham, Berks, and was received into the Church in 1892. He studied for the priesthood at the then Northampton Diocesan Seminary at Shefford, and was ordained on June 4, 1898, by Bishop Riddell. After serving the new mission at Cromer for some months, he went to the Bede College, Rome, where he obtained a degree in theology. He returned to England in 1901.

For five years he taught in the seminary at Shefford, and in 1906 went to St. John's, Norwich, as a curate. He remained there for 'II years until October, 1917, when he was appointed Chaplain to Thornton College, Bletchley, Bucks,

Father Hughes fell seriously ill in 1922, but on his recovery was appointed to Gorleston-on-Sea. Subsequently he became parish priest of Ely, and in 1934 was appointed to the parish of Lyn ford.

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