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Friday, 22 April 2011

Diocese in Europe at the Royal Maundy

Archdeacons, Chancellors and Bishops at the Royal Maundy

40 men and women from the Diocese in Europe were honoured by Her Majesty the Queen as recipients of the Royal Maundy on Maundy Thursday. The ancient ceremony took place in Westminster Abbey. The recipients, nominated by the bishops, are all pensioners who have been selected for the outstanding Christian service they have rendered to the Church and the community for a number of years.

It was the 801st such service in recorded history, and was extra special as the day was also the Sovereign’s 85th birthday. The title of the service is from the Latin mandatum, commandment, deriving from the words of Our Lord, “I give you a new commandment: Love one another.” This was the first time that the Diocese in Europe was included in the ceremony. Recipients also came from the Diocese of Sodor and Man, and from the community at Westminster Abbey itself.

The service was broadcast live on BBC. A clip of the highlights, courtesy of Westminster Abbey, can be seen here

The recipients from the Diocese in Europe were


Mr Malcolm Hall
Former Diocesan Staff
Revd Canon Geoffrey Allen
Former Archdeacon NW Europe
Mr Julian Aveling
Paris, St George’s
Mr Michael Rae
Naples
Revd Canon Denis Moss
Budapest
Revd Canon Geoffrey Evans
Ankara
Mr Albert Langston
Gibraltar
Mr Brian Bowyer
Lisbon
Mr John Copestake
Madremanya
Mr Geoffrey Phillips
Turku
Mr Nigel Coombs
Berne
Mr Basil Bloodworth
Chateau D’Oex
Mr Edgar Wille
Formerly Prague
Revd Canon Raymond Jones
Formerly Ypres
Mr Peter Hurd
Umbria
Mr John Hall
Paris St Michael’s
Mr Julian Thompson
Dinard
Mr Roger Boot
Vence
Mr John Overstall
Luxembourg
Mr John Nicholson
Copenhagen
Mrs Ruth Steketee
Eindhoven
Mrs Carey Graziano
Palermo
Miss Sylvia Brantingham
Diocesan staff
Lady Marjorie Holmes
Corfu
Mrs Patricia Atkinson
Aquitaine
Mme Mary Pesso
Nice
Mrs Jean Fountain-Wilson
Tenerife North
Mrs Nancy FjÀllbrant
Gothenburg
Mrs Rosemarie Curran
Hamburg
Mrs Gill Howie
Geneva
Mrs Elizabeth Loze-Fraser
Ostend
Mrs Pamela Lloyd
Malta
Mrs Johanna Koch
Zurich
Mrs Mary Evans
Tangier
Mrs Mary Wood
Calais
Mrs Lindsay Renzulli
Bari
Mrs Patricia Clifford
Algarve
Mrs Valerie Rymerenko
Andorra
Mrs Hyacinth Osterlin
Vienna
Mrs Pamela Bonaventura
Taormina

2 comments:

  1. Abysmal coverage by BBC - hope Huw Edwards gets it right for the Royal wedding.
    Too much empahsis on Isla of Man (Smallest diocese) and no coverage of Gibraltar (Largest Diocese) and no mention of Gibraltar Cathedral !!!
    Bishope resides in Sussex and travels- but no mention of his Cathedral !!!

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  2. James Meredith Day+23 April 2011 at 09:35

    Bravi!

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