Seiriol Evans

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The Very Rev Seiriol John Arthur Evans, CBE (22 November 1894 – 29 June 1984) was an Anglican dean[1] and author [2] in the third quarter of the 20th century.[3]
Born into an ecclesiastical family,[4] he was educated at The King's School, Worcester and King's College, Cambridge and ordained after a period of study at Salisbury Theological College in 1921.[5] He was Curate of St Mary and All Saints, Kidderminster[6] then Sacrist of Gloucester Cathedral. After this he was Precentor of Ely Cathedral from 1923 to 1929 and then Rector of Upwell. During World War II he was a Chaplain in the RNVR. From 1945 to 1953 he was Archdeacon of Wisbech when he was appointed to the Gloucester Deanery [7]- a post he held for 19 years. He spent his retirement in Fulbourn.

There is a stone effigy dedicated to him at Gloucester Cathedral[8]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote “A Short History of Ely Cathedral”, 1925; “The Mortification of the Manor of Nepal”, 1936; “Ely Chapter Ordinances”, 1940; “The Medieval Estate of Ely Cathedral Priory”, 1973 > British Library web site accessed 19:21 GMT Sunday 21 March 2010
  3. ^ Obituary The Very Rev Seiriol Evans The Times Thursday, 5 Jul 1984; pg. 14; Issue 61875; col G
  4. ^ His father was The Rev. John Arthur Evans, DD, sometime Rector of Sible Hedingham > “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Church web-site
  7. ^ Gloucestershire Archives Online Catalogue
  8. ^ The Times, Friday, 2 Jul 1971; pg. 2; Issue 58214; col G News in Brief
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Preceded by
Harold Costley-White
Dean of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Alfred Gilbert Goddard Thurlow