Forty people from every corner of the Diocese of Chichester will become the first to be admitted to the Order of St Richard by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, at a ceremony in Chichester Cathedral on Saturday October 5 at 3pm.
The Order of St Richard has been established this year.
Each year membership will be awarded to forty lay people nominated by those in the local community who recognise the exceptional contribution they have made to their parish, deanery or the wider community.
Ten people will be nominated every year from each of the four archdeaconries which make up the Diocese - Horsham, Brighton and Lewes, Hastings and Chichester.
At the ceremony next month they will receive a certificate signed by the Bishop, a specially designed medal to be worn on special occasions and a lapel badge which can be worn at all times.
Writing to each of those nominated this year Dr Warner writes:
“This comes with my congratulations on the award, and my thanks for our partnership in the apostolic life in this diocese. “
A full list of recipients:
Brighton and Lewes
Frank King RIP