John Hughes “Glanystwyth” 1842 – 1902

A Wesleyan minister, poet and author was born near Aberystwyth, and was called to the ministry in 1868, Aberdare being his first circuit. He spent the last few years of his life at Bangor. He was a man of high intellectual abilities and great moral force, and became one of the best known and most popular preachers of his denomination. He took a prominent part in the formation and inauguration of the Welsh Wesleyan Assembly. He filled with efficiency the office of Welsh Book Steward and Editor, and was at the time of his death president-elect of the Assembly.

He was editor of the Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd, and also one of the editors of the new Welsh Wesleyan hymn-book. Among his works may be mentioned “Oesau Boreu’r Byd”(The Early Ages of the World), (Holywell: P. M. Evans &Son, 1892); a Welsh Life of Christ” (1891; a ” Life of the Rev. Isaac Jones,” and a volume of sermons (Welsh) entitled ” The Image of the Heavenly.” He was also widely known as a poet, and at the time of his death was engaged on an epic poem on St. Paul. (C.& D. Herald; Minutes of Conference, 1903.) See Y Geninen, 1902, p. 145, et seq.