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The Reverend Canon David Evans

4th January 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce that the Reverend Canon David Evans died at home last night (3rd January) after having been diagnosed with cancer last October.

Canon Evans, Rector of Hilgay with Ten Mile Bank and Southery, has served in the Ely diocese since 1990 having previously been Rector of Somersham, Pidley and Old Hurst, Acting Priest in charge of Wretton with Stoke Ferry and Whittington. Canon Evans was ordained and served in the Southwark diocese prior to his move to Ely.

Canon Evans was licensed as Rural Dean of the Fincham and Feltwell Deanery in 2009 and as an honorary Canon of the Cathedral at a service held in December 2011.

Canon Evans is survived by his wife Jean and their three children Ian, Daniel and Heloise.

The funeral service will be held at 12pm on the 18th January at all Saints Church, Hilgay.

Sarah King
Bishop of Ely’s Office