Welby announces Lambeth Award recipients

24 March 2016

St Paul’s Cathedral

Winner: Brother Samuel SSF, who has been awarded the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life, speaks at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2013

Winner: Brother Samuel SSF, who has been awarded the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life, speaks at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2013

A BRITISH Coptic Bishop, the former chair of the House of Laity in the General Synod, and the worship leader Matt Redman are among 40 people to be presented with Lambeth Awards by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

On Monday, the third anniversary of Archbishop Welby’s installation, he announced the latest recipients of the three existing Lambeth Awards, as well as six new accolades, all named after his predecessors in the Chair of St Augustine.

Archbishop Welby said: “It will be a huge honour and joy to confer these awards upon such an extraordinary and diverse group of people. The recipients come from many walks of life and many parts of the world, but all have served in their fields with distinction and self-sacrificial service, going beyond the call of duty.”

The General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, will be among those given the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism, at the ceremony next week.

Dr Philip Giddings, who stood down as chairman of the House of Laity, and from the Synod last year, has been awarded the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England.

The third traditional Lambeth Award, the Cross of St Augustine for Services to the Anglican Communion, will be presented to six recipients this year.

The awards created by Archbishop Welby, and presented this year for the first time, are the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life, the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Co-operation, the Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness, the Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, the Langton Award for Community Service, and the Cranmer Award for Worship.

Notable figures among the other recipients include Fr Laurent Fabre CCN, the founder and superior general of the Chemin Neuf community. Some members of the community have lived at Lambeth Palace since 2013 (News, 18 November 2013).

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Pastor Agu Irukwu, who leads both the influential Jesus House church in north London and the UK branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a fast-growing Nigerian Pentecostal Church, will be one of six to receive the first Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness.

The Langton Award for Community Service will be given to six people, including Sir Tony Baldry, the former Second Church Estates Commissioner and chair of the Church Buildings Council, and Sir Hector Sants, the former banker who led Archbishop Welby’s task force on credit unions and financial inclusion. The worship leader Matt Redman is among four to be awarded the Cranmer Award for Worship.

All the awards will be handed out at a ceremony at Lambeth Palace on 31 March, and are made of Fairtrade silver.

 

The Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism

His Grace, Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK

His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain

Canon Simon Stephens

 

The Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England

Peter Beesley

Dr Philip Giddings

Dr Sarah Horsman

Carl Lee

Canon Bob Mackintosh

 

Cross of St Augustine for Services to the Anglican Communion

Professor Salvatore Bordonali

Canon James Callaway

The Revd Hamdy Daoud

Bishop Omindo Hilkiah Deya

Professor Fabiano Di Prima

Phyllis Richardson

 

The Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life

Fr Laurent Fabre CCN

Brother Samuel SSF

 

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation

Bill Marsh

Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra

Sir Andrew Pocock

Rabbi Dr David Rosen

The Revd Martin Turner

 

The Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness

Chrysogon Bamber

The Revd John Coles

The Revd Pamela Cooper

Deaconess Susan C. Essam

Pastor Agu Irukwu

Tim Royle

 

The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship

David Day

Maureen Hogarth

Dr Eeva John

 

The Langton Award for Community Service

Sir Tony Baldry

Bishop Geoffrey Davies

The Revd Joel Edwards

The Ven. Duncan Green

The Ven. Arthur Hawes

Sir Hector Sants

 

The Cranmer Award for Worship

James Lancelot

Philip Moore

Matt Redman

Michael Williams

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