The Chaplain



Revd Dr Robert Evans (Bob) grew up in Surrey (although he also spent three years in Tokyo). He read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he enjoyed playing an active role in the life of the chapel, and went on to train for ordination at Ridley Hall. He has been ordained in the Church of England since 2015.

Before coming to Christ’s, Bob was a curate and associate minister at Christ Church, Cambridge. Alongside this, he completed a doctorate at Sidney Sussex College in early medieval history (the period that used to be unfairly known as ‘the dark ages’). He has also worked as historian-in-residence at Christian Heritage, based at the Round Church.

He is married to Alice, who grew up in Normandy and is a Reformation historian. They met through rowing (which Bob still coaches occasionally) and enjoy travelling and long country walks. Bob has also been known to talk about Star Wars from time to time.

As Chaplain, Bob is responsible for the life of the College Chapel and has a pastoral role among all members of the College community. He is available to speak in confidence to any member of college, on any matter. His rooms are in Second Court (A2), and he can also be contacted by email (