THE Archbishop of Canterbury's former representative to the Holy
See, the Very Revd David Richardson
(above), is awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours
list, which was announced last weekend. His award is for services
to strengthening relations between the UK, the Anglican Communion,
and the Holy See.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said on Monday that Dean
Richardson's award was "richly deserved", and "a true recognition
of all that he has achieved". Dean Richardson was appointed as the
Archbishop's Representative to the Holy See, and Director of the
Anglican Centre in Rome, in 2008. He stood down in April.
The Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge,
Professor David Ford, is awarded an OBE for
services to theological scholarship and interfaith relations.
Professor Ford is director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme,
and co-founder of the Scriptural Reasoning movement.
Aled Jones, the singer and former presenter of
Songs of Praise, is awarded an MBE for services to music
and broadcasting, and for charitable services.
John Spence OBE, who sits on the Archbishops'
Council, is awarded a CBE for services to Business in the South
East. He is chairman of the South East Local Enterprise
CBEs are also awarded to Dr Margaret
Buxton, the ecclesiastical historian, for services to
historical scholarship, and Graham Dacre, the
Christian businessman and founder of the Open Youth Trust, for
charitable services to young people.
Dr Richard Mantle, a member of the House of
Laity of the General Synod, is awarded an OBE for services to
music. He is General Director of Opera North.
Those involved in ministry to the Armed Forces are recognised in
the Birthday Honours list: the Revd Christopher
Walker, Regimental Padre, is awarded an MBE for services
to Armed Forces Personnel; and Sqn Ldr Colin
Woodland, who is retired from the RAF, is awarded an MBE
for voluntary service, as CEO, to the Soldiers' and Airmen's
Scripture Readers Association.
The Revd Paul Wilcock, Force
Chaplain of the West Yorkshire Police, is awarded the British
Empire Medal (BEM), for services to policing.
Several heads of Church of England primary schools are awarded
OBEs for service to education. These include: Jean
Pinkerton, the former head teacher of Datchet St Mary's C
of E Primary Academy; Pauline Gavin, head teacher
of St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, Leeds; and Anne
Patricia Bull-George, head teacher of Weston All Saints C
of E Primary School, in Somerset.
Ann Craig, a governor of All Saints' C of E
Primary School, in Winchester, and Margretta
Jones, head teacher of Llangors Church in Wales Primary
School, both receive MBEs for services to education.
Other MBEs are awarded to Ann Ward, for
services to the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support
Work, and to Karen Salmon, a nurse with
Crosslinks, the mission agency, for services to improving health
and lives in Ethiopia. Mary Rimington,
churchwarden of St Anne's, Highgate, is awarded an MBE for services
to further education. She is the deputy principal for curriculum at
City and Islington College, in London.
Richard Furstenheim, the organist and director
of music at the Chapel Royal, Windsor, is made a member of the
Royal Victorian Order.
Mary and Roy Hansell, who have
been married for 37 years, are awarded the BEM for services to the
community through the lunch club at St Luke's, Norwich, which they
founded in 1986.
The BEM was also awarded to: Sally Ann Derry
for her bereavement- counselling work. Esme Duncan
for services to the Scripture Union; Margaret
Elliott for services to the Mission to Seafarers;
John Marks for services to St James's, Cooling,
and to ecclesiastical heritage in Kent; and Dickon
Snell for services to the Children's Society and to the
community in Wokingham, Berkshire.