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EVANS , JOHN CEREDIG ( 1855 - 1936 ), Calvinistic Methodist missionary, tutor, and author ;

b. March 1855 at New Quay, Cards. He attended the local school, and went to sea , but at 21 prepared for the ministry at Llandysul grammar school [kept by Thomas James , 1834 - 1915 , q.v. ], University College of Wales , Aberystwyth , and the University of Glasgow . Ordained in 1885 , he settled at Gilead , Nant-y-moel, Glam. He m. Sarah Williams of Llandysul . He offered himself for the Foreign Mission and sailed for India in 1887 . He was appointed to the headship of the Cherra Normal School , Khasi Hills , and also taught at the theological college . Upon the fusion of this school with the Government's higher grade school in Shillong ( 1891 ) he was put in charge, and held this post for twenty-five years. He served as a minister and an area treasurer , helped with the revision of the Khasi Bible , and published a new edition of the Khasi Hymnary . Twice a recipient of Government recognition for his work , he was also appointed to the Legislative Assembly . He was elected in 1921 moderator of the C.M. General Assembly and of the C.M. English Conference . He retired in 1931 and d. at New Quay , 22 May 1936 .

Sources:

  • Y Cenhadwr , xv, 133;
  • J. Hughes Morris , The history of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists' foreign mission to the end of the year 1904 , 1910 .

Author:

Rev. Dr. Evan Lewis Evans, D.Th., (1898-1978), Pontardulais / Swansea

Published date: 1959