Bishop’s Award for 2023
When The Right Revd Damien Mead inaugurated his Diocesan Bishop’s Award after his consecration in 2008, the intention at that time was there would be only one award annually and that it would be confined to recipients who were full lay members of the ACC. Although in 2015 he made an exception to the number of awards, with a double award to his parents in recognition of their unstinting support and service to the ACC.
A unique set of circumstances have caused him to award two men who, while not members of the ACC, have worked extremely hard to support raising our public profile and have been invaluable in their advice and help to the Diocesan Board of Ministry and Education. Professor Craig Paterson, Provost of the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Christian University (JHPCU), Miami, Florida, USA and Dr Stewart Thompson, Principal of the Victoria College of Music and Drama, London. Congratulations gentlemen, we are grateful to you.