Diocese of Chichester


An annual award for lay people within the Diocese who have made exceptional contributions to the parish, the local community, or the Diocese.

In 2019, we launched the Order of St Richard as an annual award for lay people within the Diocese who have made exceptional contributions to the parish, the local community or the Diocese. We had a wonderful, celebratory award ceremony in October 2019 where 40 people received the Order of St Richard in the Cathedral. Sadly, the pandemic meant plans for an award ceremony in 2020 was postponed until  9 October 2021 at which Bishop Martin welcomed 39 laypeople to the Order of St Richard. 

The nominations for this year are now open. You can download the nomination form here

The deadline date for submitting nominations is 31 May 2022.

Please send back the completed form to the palaceadmin@chichester.anglican.org

Or by post to Palace Administration, The Palace, Canon Lane, Chichester, PO19 1PY

Any nominations received after this date will be assessed for the 2023 award