The Reverend Canon David Ernest Charles Evans was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

He carried out his studies in preparation for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome and was awarded a licentiate in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

On 29 July 1978, he was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Birmingham.

He subsequently held the following offices: parish vicar at Saint Mary’s, Walsall (1979-1981) and at Saint Aloysius, Oxford (1981-1983); formator and vice-rector at Saint Mary’s College, Oscott, Birmingham (1983-2001); parish priest at Saint Austin’s, Stafford (2001-2006); episcopal vicar for Coventry, Warwickshire, and Oxfordshire (2006-2007); parish priest of Saint Theresa’s, Chalbury, Oxon (2007-2012).

Since 2014 he has served as parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Rednal, and since 2019, Episcopal Vicar for Birmingham and Worcester.

He is a member of the Birmingham Metropolitan Chapter, a Judge of the Birmingham Metropolitan Chapter, and a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Dialogue and Unity.

He has served on the English Anglican- Roman Catholic Committee and the Bishops’ Conference Committee for Faith and Culture.

Pastoral Areas:

Birmingham and Worcestershire

Key Responsibilities:

-Affirm & strengthen Catholic life in the Pastoral Area
-Represent the Archbishop locally
-Facilitate initiatives to strengthen and encourage the life of deaneries and parishes
-Carry out formal visitations to parishes
-Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

Residence:

Parish Presbytery

Old Oscott Road
Maryvale
Birmingham
B44 9SP

0121 360 7141