Meet Trystan Owain Hughes
Revd Dr Trystan Owain Hughes
Position / Job Title:
Anglican Chaplain at Cardiff University
I’m based at The Chaplaincy at 61 Park Place , a building owned and maintained by the Anglican Church in Wales. I work closely with my Methodist colleague Revd Delyth Liddell, who is also based at 61 Park Place, and together we support students from a variety of Christian traditions, beliefs and backgrounds, along with many students who practice other religions or indeed have no particular faith at all. I have a particular interest in inter faith dialogue and events at the University and also edit the Chaplaincy Newsletter. On Sundays, you will find me supporting the local Anglican churches, including St Mark’s Gabalfa, St Teilo’s Woodville Road, and St Denys Lisvane.
I attained an MTh from Oxford University and a PhD from Bangor University, Wales, and have been a lecturer at Bangor University and at Trinity St David’s University, Carmarthen, where I was Head of the School of Theology. I am widely published in church history and in theology/spirituality, including the books Winds of Change (UWP, 1999) and Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering (SPCK, 2010). I am a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio Wales.
Areas of Interest:
Alongside my work as a Chaplain, I also lecture in theology at the University and at St Michael's Theological College, Llandaff. I am also on the theological commission that assists the bench of Welsh Bishops. In my spare time, I enjoy watching films, listening to music (rock, folk, and country), watching sport (football, tennis, and rugby), and playing table tennis.