Reverend Ernest Charles Evans (1883-1968)
Ernest Charles Evans was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, in July 1883.
Ernest had a start in business but decided to follow his interest in religion and became a lay preacher. In 1909, he left England for Saskatchewan, CA, responding to a call from the Canadian West for ministers. After two years of field work, as a Probationer for the Methodist Church, Ernest relocated to Wesley College, in Winnipeg, CA, to continue his theological studies.
In 1914, before Ernest could finish his degree, World War I began. He joined the Canadian Army Corps and was in active duty, in France, until 1919.
As soon as he had returned to Canada, Ernest became ordained and took a position at the Union Church in Watrous, Saskatchewan. He continued his work at assorted churches in the West for the next six years before relocating to the United States, and eventually settling in Prince Edward Island.
Ernest served as the pastor of assorted churches on PEI, including Trinity United Church and Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown, St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Belfast, and Road Presbyterian Church in Glasgow throughout the 1940s and 50s. Additionally, Ernest served as a vice president of the Prince Edward Island Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society and was a representative of the Auxiliary to Dominion Board meetings in Toronto.
Reverend Ernest Charles Evans passed away on 24 May 1968.
“Ernest C. Evans, PGM." Free Masonry PEI
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From “Ernest C. Evans, PGM." Free Masonry PEI