The Cathedral is delighted to welcome the Reverend Gareth Hughes to the position of Precentor.
Gareth is from Exeter in the south west of England. He was ordained in Durham Cathedral in 1998. Since then he has ministered in English parishes in Darlington, West Wiltshire and Twickenham before becoming Chaplain of Hertford College in the University of Oxford.
Gareth has a love of languages, liturgy and church music. His academic background is in Aramaic and Syriac literature, examining descriptions of Christian worship in the poetry of Narsai of Nisibis, fifth-century master of a church school on the borders of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. He has also studied early, pre-colonial Christianity in Asia.
Gareth will be officially installed at Evensong on Sunday 20 November.