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MARK NYE                Biographical details


1909 – Born         Putney, UK

                             Father: Charles Evelyn

                             Mother: Florence

                             Siblings:  Margaret, David, Noelle, Mark, Rene,  Niel


School:                 Merchant Taylor’s School

                            11 June 1928 was awarded the

                            “Andrew Scholarship at St. John’sCollege, Oxford.


University            St John’s College, Oxford  MA


Theological College     Cuddestone


Deaconed             17 Dec 1933

Priested                 23 Dec 1934

Curacy                   St Luke’s, Richmond, 1933-1937


South Africa: Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman

1937-1942                         Rector of Prieska, Upington, Kenhardt, Director of Missions

1942-1945                         Rector of Douglas,Campbell, Griqualand West, Griqatown, Koegas

1945-1951                         Rector of Mafeking and Moleploe Missions


Pretoria Diocese

1951-1960             Priest in charge of  Pretoria Native Mission,(Lady Selbourne?) based at

                              St Augustine’s  church in the centre of Pretoria, with 56 outstations.


26th April 1954     Married Gabrielle Jacqueline Wanner (Swiss)

5 August 1955       David was born

1 April 1958          Pierre was born


Treason Trial (1958-1960) My parents lived in the priest’s house (St Augustine’s) which was diagonally opposite the Supreme Court (old Synagogue) and fed the Treason Trialists in the garden of their home.


1960                      Following Sharpeville, Detention without trial under state of emergency (Public Safety Act), arrested 28 March (with Colin Lang, John Brink and Mr Levy); in solitarty confinement for 3 weeks; released 31 May  under General Amnesty


1960-1964            Rector of St Wilfred’s, Pretoria

20 Sept 1960          Claire was born


1965-1973            Dean of Pretoria, St Alban’s Cathedral

1 March 1971       Judith was born


19th June 1973      Consecration as a Bishop

 1973-1977                         Suffragan Bishop of the Pretoria Diocese, Rector of Christ Church Pietersburg (now Polokwaneand Archdeacon


Post “Retirement”

Cape Town Diocese

1978-1984                         Rector of St Barnabas, Tamboerskloof

General license in the diocese, did confirmations, services etc


Jan 1985                His “collapse” on the Bowling Green. Loss of short term memory, unable to continue in ministry.


Died 18 February 1993