Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston KCMG (15 June 1913 – 20 April 1998), was an Anglican priest, one-time Archbishop of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, and most famous for his anti-Apartheid activism.
Born in Bedford, England, he was educated at Lancing College, Christ Church, Oxford and at Wells Theological College. He joined the Anglican religious order, the Community of the Resurrection (CR) in 1939, having already served for two years as a curate at St. Mark's, Swindon.
In 1943, he went to the CR mission station at Rosettenville, Sophiatown (Johannesburg, South Africa). He was sent there to build on the work of Raymond Raines CR, whose monumental efforts there had proved to be so demanding that the Community summoned him back to Mirfield in order to recuperate. Raines was deeply concerned about who should be appointed to succeed him. He met Huddleston (at that stage still a novice in the Community) who had been appointed to nurse him while he was in the infirmary. As a result of that meeting, much to Huddleston's surprise, Raines was convinced that he had found his successor.
Over the course of the next 13 years in Sophiatown, Huddleston developed into a much-loved priest and respected anti-Apartheid activist, earning him the nickname Makhalipile ("dauntless one"). He fought tirelessly against the vicious Apartheid laws. In 1955, the ANC gave him the rare honour of bestowing on him the title "Isitwalandwe", at the famous Freedom Congress in Kliptown.