Archbishop of Canterbury presents 2019 Lambeth Awards

04/04/2019

From peacemakers to nuns, academics to gardeners, the 2019 Lambeth Awards recipients celebrate the wide range of ways that people devote themselves to serving others. 

Lambeth Awards 2019 group

Twenty-seven people who have made an extraordinary contribution to the Church and wider society were given Lambeth Awards by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace today.

From peacemakers to nuns, academics to gardeners, the 2019 Lambeth Awards recipients celebrate the wide range of ways that people devote themselves to serving others. 

The Lambeth Awards, launched by Archbishop Justin Welby in 2016, recognise outstanding service in different fields, including those of the Archbishop’s ministry priorities of prayer and the Religious life; reconciliation and peacebuilding; and evangelism and witness.

In total 27 awards were this year given to people from across the Church and beyond who have given outstanding service in fields including reconciliation, evangelism, the Religious life, ecumenism, supporting refugees and community building. 

Among this year’s recipients are the Revd Graham Burton, who was recognised for working for peace between Christians and Muslims in Pakistan for twelve years, and in Nottingham for twenty-five years.

Sr Rachel Overton was recognised for her work in forming spiritual directors and “the quiet holiness” which she conveys as a solitary religious. 

Bishop Dr Joseph Aldred of the Church of God of Prophecy immigrated to the UK from Jamaica in his mid-teens as part of the Windrush Generation. Bishop Joseph was recognised for his outstanding mission to the UK’s African-Caribbean community and to the wider church. 

Professor Mona Siddiqui of the University of Edinburgh, who was the first Muslim to hold a Chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies, was awarded for her “sustained, eloquent and articulate advocacy” of interfaith dialogue

Archbishop Justin Welby said: “It is a great honour to present the Lambeth Awards again this year. As we look around our world today, we could be tempted to despair at the injustice, inequality and suffering that so many people are enduring. But our faith in God, and in our Saviour Jesus Christ, teaches us that there is always hope.

“The tireless work of these men and women for justice, peace and reconciliation is a great source of such hope. Praise God for those whose lives are dedicated to serving his purposes.”

Read the citations for each of this year's recipients here

View and download photos of this year's recipients here

Read the full list of this year's recipients in alphabetical order below:  

 

Bishop Dr Joseph Aldred

The Langton Award for Community Service 2019 for his outstanding mission to the UK’s African-Caribbean community and to the wider church.

 

Professor Michael Barnes SJ

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation, for his long and distinguished contribution in this field.

 

Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan

The Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism 2019 for her outstanding work in ecumenism.

 

Miss Victoria Bridgeman

The Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England, for her 32 years of unstinting and valuable work as a volunteer in the Lambeth Palace Garden.

 

Mrs Clare Brown 

The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, for her work in guiding readers through the archives of the Church of England, and for her exhibitions and scholarly expertise in support of Lambeth Palace Library and three Archbishops of Canterbury.

 

Ms Shari Brown

The Langton Award for Community Service for her outstanding contribution to the reception and integration of refugees.

 

The Reverend Graham Burton

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation, for working for peace between Christians and Muslims in Pakistan for twelve years and in Nottingham for twenty-five years.

 

The Reverend Dr David Cornick

The Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism for his outstanding sustained contribution to the development of ecumenical life and witness in England.

 

Petà Dunstan

The Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life, for her extraordinary contribution to religious communities in the United Kingdom.

 

The late Canon Professor Richard Farnell

The Langton Award for Community Service for his lifelong contribution to urban regeneration and social justice.

 

The Reverend Jessica Foster

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation for her sustained and remarkable work in community and interfaith relations.

 

The Reverend Dr Barbara Glasson

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation for her extraordinarily creative and innovative interfaith and outreach work. 

 

Mr Roger Jones

The Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship for his unique contribution to Christian music.

 

The Venerable Prince Dr Daniel Kajumba

Citation for the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England. 

 

The Right Reverend Graham Kings

The Cross of St Augustine for Services to the Anglican Communion, for his outstanding work in mission and theology for the global South. 

 

The Reverend Canon John Knight

The Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness for his lifelong commitment to mission and evangelism in both Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom

 

Canon Jill MacDonald

The Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness for her exceptional contribution to community building and leadership in Birmingham.

 

Ms Laura Marks OBE

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation, for her transformative work in interfaith relations and her focus on women in leadership.

 

The Reverend Prebendary Charles and Mrs Tricia Marnham

The Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness for their sustained and excellent contribution to evangelism and witness through the Alpha Course and beyond.

 

Mrs Karina Martin

The Langton Award for Community Service for her unique work with refugees and asylum-seekers

 

The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane

The Canterbury Cross 2019 for outstanding legal services to the Church of England

 

The Reverend Ian Mobsby

The Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life for his exceptional contribution to the creation and growth of new religious communities

 

Mr Emmanuel Oladipo

The Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness for his exceptional contribution to the Scripture Union in Africa and worldwide.

 

Sr Rachel Overton

The Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life for her work in forming spiritual directors and the quiet holiness which she conveys as a solitary religious. 

 

Hugh Rayment-Pickard

The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship for his exceptional contribution to improving the higher education prospects of disadvantaged pupils.

 

Professor Mona Siddiqui

The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation for her sustained, eloquent and articulate advocacy of interfaith dialogue

 

Mr Jonathan Spencer CB

The Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England for his selfless dedication to the work of the Church of England Pensions Board