NOW in Newcastle diocese, and Vicar of St
Matthew's, Dinnington, and St Cuthbert's, Brunswick Village, the
Revd Mark Edwards was formerly in Carlisle diocese, where he served
as a volunteer lifeboatman.
He served for five years with an independent lifeboat
organisation, Duddon Inshore Rescue, where he became assistant
station officer and helped in many rescues.
He has now been awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for
services rendered as an emergency-service volunteer. It is not the
first honour he has received: he was named in the Queen's New Year
Honours in 2010, being appointed MBE for his "services to the
voluntary sector in the North East".
We originally reported that Mr Edwards was appointed MBE for
his service as chaplain to Northumbria Police. We apologise
for the error.