The Reverend Canon Hugh Wybrew became a director of JEMT soon after he returned to the UK in 1989 from Jerusalem, where he spent three years as Dean of St George’s Cathedral. He was responsible for English-language services in the cathedral and for the Pilgrims’ Hostel, and worked with the local expatriate community and pilgrim groups.
Among his responsibilities were contacts with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and other Orthodox Churches in the Holy City. Beginning with the Russian Orthodox Church, he has had extensive experience of Orthodoxy from his student days, and in the early seventies spent two years as the Anglican Chaplain in Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. In recent years he has lectured at St George’s College on the Holy Fire Course, which introduces participants to Holy Week and Easter in the various Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
With the exception of these two spells abroad, and six years’ teaching at St Stephen’s House, a Church of England Theological College in Oxford, he has spent most of his ministry in parishes in London and Oxford. His last parish was St Mary Magdalen’s in Oxford, where he now lives in active retirement.