Tim Hughes

Timothy David Llewelyn Hughes (born 23 July 1977) is a British worship leader, singer, songwriter, and Anglican priest. Formerly the director of worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, a large Anglican church in central London, he has since been ordained as a minister in the Church of England and appointed Vicar of St Luke’s, Gas Street Birmingham. He leads Worship Central, an international worship training and resource centre. Hughes has written a number of songs that are sung worldwide, including the Dove Award-winning “Here I Am to Worship“, “Happy Day”, “Beautiful One”, “Jesus Saves”, “At Your Name”, and “The Way”.

For other people named Tim Hughes, see Tim Hughes (disambiguation).

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Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes in 2018
Background information
Birth name Timothy David Llewelyn Hughes
Born (1977-07-23) 23 July 1977 (age 44)
Origin London, England
Genres CCM, worship
Occupation(s) Worship leader, priest
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Survivor
Website www.worshipcentral.org
Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s, Gas Street
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Birmingham
In office 2015 to present
Ordination 29 June 2013 (deacon)
by Richard Chartres
22 June 2014 (priest)
by Paul Williams
Personal details
Denomination Anglicanism

(m. 2004)

Children Four
Alma mater University of Sheffield
St Mellitus College
Musical artist

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Hughes, the son of an Anglican vicar, grew up in High Wycombe, before moving to Birmingham as a teenager when his father was appointed vicar of St John’s Church, Harborne. He studied history at Sheffield University, graduating in 2000.[1]

Hughes is married to Rachel and has four children.[2]

Hughes began his music career in 1997, when he was invited by Mike Pilavachi to lead worship at a Soul Survivor festival.[citation needed] After the departure of Matt Redman from Soul Survivor Watford Church, Hughes succeeded him as Worship Pastor. In 2005, he moved to Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, as director of worship. In 2015, he and his family moved to Birmingham where they have launched and now head up Gas Street Church.

He is a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by musician Martin Smith, the front man of Delirious?.[citation needed]

Hughes trained for ordination at St Mellitus College, a non-residential Anglican theological college in London.[3] On 29 June 2013, he was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon by Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, during a service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.[4] On 22 June 2014, he was ordained as a priest by Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington, during a service at St Mary Abbots, Kensington.[5]

From 2013 to 2015, Hughes served his curacy at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in the Diocese of London.[3] In 2015, he was appointed priest-in-charge of St Luke’s, Gas Street, Birmingham in the Diocese of Birmingham.[3] This was a church plant from HTB, and involved the renovation and consecration of a derelict warehouse to use as a church for Hughes and his team.[6] The church officially launched on 5 February 2016.[6][7]

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