Trystan Owain Hughes, Llandaff Diocesan Director of Vocations and Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Roath Park, Cardiff

Trystan attained an Mth from Oxford University, with a thesis on suffering and contemplative prayer, and a PhD in church history from the University of Wales, Bangor. Trystan is author of Living the Prayer: The Everyday Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer (BRF, 2017), Winds of Change (UWP, 1999 and 2017), Real God in the Real World (BRF, 2013), The Compassion Quest (SPCK, 2013), and Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering (SPCK, 2010). He is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Prayer for the Day’ and BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’, as well as on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. He is on the Theological Commission of the Church in Wales and has given papers at numerous international conferences, including at Sydney, Chicago, Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Philadelphia. He runs meditative retreats and quiet days at parish, diocesan and university level and blogs at

Trystan’s latest book Living the Prayer: The Everyday Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer was published by BRF in 2017 and explores how the Lord’s Prayer can challenge and transform our daily lives. It has been described by author and broadcaster Elaine Storkey as “a very fine contribution to a subject which can never be exhausted” and by director of the Urban Theology Unit, Keith Hebden, as “offering us something genuinely fresh and new”. This session helps us to consider the radical challenge of one line from the Lord’s Prayer – “Give us this day our daily bread”.