EVANS, DANIEL IVOR

1900 - 1962 from Wales


bishop, was born in Wales on 5 July 1900. He served in the RNVR in the years 1916 to 1918 and subsequently attended university at Lampeter, graduating in 1922. He was ordained in 1924, and served as curate at St John's, Swansea for the following three years, and a further three years at St Martin's, Roath, Cardiff. Evans then moved to South America. In the beginning he served as assistant chaplain at St John's Pro-Cathedral, Buenos Aires, from 1930 to 1935. During that time he was given additional duties: as Bishop EVERY's chaplain (1933-7), and at the same time served as camp chaplain in various parts of the republic. Between 1936 and 1938 he was chaplain serving the parishes of Hurlingham and Villa Devoto in Buenos Aires; he then moved to Río de Janeiro to become vicar of Christ Church (1938-46).

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Evans was consecrated to serve as assistant diocesan bishop on 24 February 1939. He made a pastoral visit to the Falkland Islands in 1940, even reaching South Georgia. Accompanied by the Rev GK Lowe, he spent nearly a month on horseback, visiting the farms and settlements. In 1940 he married Leone Helene Trery.

In 1946, Evans succeeded Bishop WELLER as diocesan bishop in Argentina and Eastern South America with the Falkland Islands (and dean of Port Stanley). He was enthroned twice, in St John's Pro-Cathedral on 21 August 1946, and in Christ Church Cathedral, Stanley on 3 March 1947, thus marking the reuniting of the two former dioceses. His jurisdiction once again covered the whole of South America. He was awarded the CBE in 1952.

In 1950, it is recorded that of the 275 days occupied by his visits to the churches outside the River Plate region, 70 were spent visiting the Falkland Islands. Such an arduous life took its toll on Evans. On 30 July 1962 in Southern Chile, following the service of ordination of four priests, he died on the return bus journey to Santiago.

Authors

Jeremy Howat