Ernest C. Evans, PGM
Most Worshipful Brother
Ernest C. Evans, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1955 – 1956
Ernest Charles Evans was born at Walsall, Staffordshire, England, July 30, 1883. He received his early education in the public school later entering business and engaging in church work as a Lay Preacher. In 1909 in response to the call of the Canadian West for ministers he migrated to Canada and became a candidate for the Ministry in the newly formed Province of Saskatchewan under the auspices of the ten Methodist Church. After two years of Field Work as a Probationer he entered Wesley College, Winnipeg, to continue his studies.
During the course of his Academic and Theological training World War No. 1. was declared August 4, 1914. In company with hundreds of other students he broke off his course and enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, and in April of 1915 was in France and saw Active Service until the Unit was returned to Canada for demobilization in 1919.
Immediately on returning to civilian life he was ordained by virtue of his previous studies and service to the church. He received and accepted a call to the Union Church, at Watrous, Saskatchewan and continued the work there and other points in the West until Church Union in 1925.
In 1926 he received and accepted a Call to a Congregational Church in New England, U.S.A. and served that one church for thirteen years when he returned to Canada and settled in Prince Edward Island. He served as Supply Minister the Belfast Presbyterian Church for six years after which he came to Charlottetown and has served Trinity United Church as Minister of Visitation; also Zion Presbyterian Church in the same capacity, which congregation he is still serving. Mrs. Evans was the former Miss E. Stuart, R. N. of Belfast, Prince Edward Island.
Brother Evans Masonic career dates back to the year 1922 when he was initiated February 8, 1922; in Evergreen Lodge No. 95, Harris, Saskatchewan; Passed March 31st, 1922; Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason May 10th 1922. He has continued to be active in Masonry
here and the United States since that time. He is a Past Master of Mizpah Lodge No. 17 of the Grand Jurisdiction of Prince Edward Island, and entered Grand Lodge 1946. He is Grand Representative for Western Australia. A member of Victoria Lodge No. 2, Charlottetown and a Companion of Alexandra Chapter No. 11, Royal Arch Masons. After serving as Grand Chaplain, Grand Lecturer, Junior Grand Warden he was elected Deputy Grand Master 1954 and at the Eightieth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge he was elected Grand Master.
From the Proceedings of the 79th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1954).