Bruce Evans

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Bruce Read Evans
Bishop of Port Elizabeth
Church Anglican
See Anglican Diocese of Port Elizabeth
In office 1975 – 1993
Predecessor Philip Welsford Richmond Russell
Successor Eric Pike
Ordination 1957
Personal details
Born 10 November 1929
Died 25 August 1993
Previous post Vicar

Bruce Read Evans (10 November 1929 – 25 August 1993) was an Anglican bishop[1] and author[2] in the 20th century.

He was educated at King Edward School, Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand[3] and ordained in 1957.[4] He held curacies at Holy Trinity, Redhill, Surrey[5] and St Paul’s, Portman Square. He was Curate-in charge at St Luke’s, Diep River, Cape. He held incumbencies at Christ Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town and St John’s, Wynberg, Cape Town before ascending to the Episcopate[6] as the second Bishop of Port Elizabeth.

He died in post.


  1. ^ anglicandiocesepe
  2. ^ Among other books he wrote “I Will Heal their Land”, 1974; “The Earth is the Lord’s”, 1975; “Facing the New Challenges”, 1978; and “The Church and the Alternative Society”, 1979> British Library website accessed 18:52 gmt 17 December 2010
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory Lambeth, Church House, 1976, ISBN (invalid) 0108153674, alternate version: ISBN 0-19-200008-X, OCLC 25885092, OCLC 59162245.
  5. ^ Church web site
  6. ^ Wits Historical papers
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Philip Welsford Richmond Russell
Bishop of Port Elizabeth
Succeeded by
Eric Pike