Three Guild members from Bosbury, Holmer and Kentchurch have recently received the award of The Order of St Ethelbert 2021. The Order was founded in 2015 as a means of recognising and honouring women and men from the parishes of the Hereford diocese and beyond who have supported and nurtured the Christian ministry of the diocese in many and devoted ways.
The recipients are:
Mrs Liz Clutterbuck, Bosbury. For dedicated service to the church for over forty years, including Sunday school, bellringing, church choir, youth work, magazine printing and distribution, parish hall management and much else.
Mr Mike Jefferis, Holmer. For many years of service as bellringer, maintaining church and grounds, deputy warden and general factotum.
Mr Roland Watkins, Kentchurch. For sixty years’ service as a PCC member at St Mary’s Kentchurch and nearly fifty as churchwarden (as was his father before him); churchyard maintenance; long commitment to ringing the bells and fundraising for their refurbishment.
Roland is pictured above with Bishop Richard receiving his award on 10th October.