Wyn Evans

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This article is about the Anglican Bishop. For the similarly named Welsh tenor, see Wynne Evans.
The Right Reverend
J. Wyn Evans
Bishop of St David's
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Province Wales
Diocese St David's
Installed 6 December 2008
Predecessor Carl Cooper
Ordination 1972
Consecration 29 November 2008
Personal details
Born (1946-10-04) 4 October 1946 (age 69)
Nationality British
Denomination Church in Wales
Spouse Diane

J. Wyn Evans (born 1947) is the current Church in Wales Bishop of St David's.

Born into a clerical family (his father served as Archdeacon of Cardigan) in 1946, he studied archaeology at Cardiff University[1] and was ordained in 1972. He was a Minor Canon at St David's Cathedral then Diocesan Archivist until 1982.[2] He was Diocesan Director of Education from then until 1992. Since then he has been successively Canon, Dean and now Bishop.[3]

He was elected by the Electoral College of the Church in Wales on 1 September 2008.[4] He was consecrated a bishop in a service at Llandaff Cathedral on 29 November 2008,[5] and enthroned in St Davids Cathedral on 6 December 2008.[6] He is credited with extensive knowledge of the history of his cathedral ('Pevsner', 'Pembrokeshire'). He is also the Patron of the Order of St David and St Non as the Lord Bishop of St David's.[7]


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ New Bishops Announced. Anglican Communion News Service. Posted 5 September 2008.
  5. ^ New bishops in joint consecration. BBC. Retrieved on 18 March 2010.
  6. ^ Bishop Wyn. Diocese of St David's. Retrieved on 18 March 2010.
  7. ^ Order of St David and St Non Officers of the Order