He served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Wales 1971-74, and played a prominent role in the University's committees, and especially in the administration of the University College, Aberystwyth. He was a natural administrator and proficient in his care for all aspects of the work and maintenance of the Theological College. He was a popular lecturer in the eyes of his students and fostered a good and friendly relationship with them throughout his years at the College.
For a number of years he succeeded in holding very popular classes in the counties of Ceredigion and Montgomery under the auspices of the Extra-Mural Department of the University College. In 1966 he delivered the Davies Lecture on ‘The Jesus of Faith and the Dead Sea Scrolls’, and the Pantyfedwen Lecture on ‘Jesus in the Twentieth Century’ in 1979. Both lectures were published in booklet form. His revision of David Williams's Commentary on Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians appeared in 1966. He was a member of the New Testament and Apocrypha Panel of the New Welsh Bible from its outset in 1964 and remained on it until the publication of the full translation in 1988. He preached regularly in chapels throughout Wales, emphasizing the need for the church to present a strong social gospel to the contemporary world, and especially the need for it to show concern for the poor of ‘the Third World’.
He married Margaret Mary (Peggy) O'Connor from Ireland in 1953, she predeceased him in the year 2000. They adopted two children, Desmond John and Helen Margaret. Ifor Enoch died at Aberystwyth on 10 June, 2001, and his body was cremated at the local crematorium.
John Tudno Williams, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2013