Bishop Nicholas Hudson was born on 14 February 1959 in Hammersmith, United Kingdom. After studies of philosophy and theology at the Venerable English College in Rome, with a Licence in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Southwark in 1986. In 1992, he was appointed Director of the Southwark Christian Education Centre. He then returned to Rome in 2000 to serve as Vice-Rector and later as Rector of the Venerable English College (2004-2013).
Bishop Nicholas Hudson was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster on 4 June 2014.
From 2016 to 2020 he was Bishop Delegate to COMECE. Following Brexit, he still participates in the COMECE Assembly with the status of Observer.