Sydney Evans (priest)

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Sydney Hall Evans CBE was the Dean of Salisbury in the Church of England from 1977[1] until his retirement in 1986.

Born on 23 July 1915 and educated at Bristol Grammar School and Durham University[2] he was ordained to the priesthood in 1940. His first posts were curacies in Bishop Auckland and Ferryhill.[3] He was then a Chaplain in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve from 1943 to 1945. Following this he was Warden of King's College London's post-graduate college at Warminster and then Dean[4] of the whole college until 1977 and his elevation to the Deanery. He died on 6 January 1988.


  1. ^ Church news The Times Saturday, Aug 06, 1977; pg. 14; Issue 60075; col B
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ King’s College Chapel
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Fenton Morley
Dean of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Hugh Geoffrey Dickinson