The Order is a way of honouring and celebrating outstanding service to the Diocese by leading lay members of the diocesan family.
It celebrates outstanding and distinctive contributions made to the witness of the Church in the Diocese of St Asaph and expresses gratitude for many years of service.
Every year the Bishop welcomes nominations for the Order. Further details and a nomination form for 2016 will follow in due course.
Those receiving the order in 2015 were:
- Michael Carding
- Carol Chamberlain
- Rosamund Crawford
- John Elwyn Evans
- Christopher Griffith
- The Rt Hon Lord Barry Jones
- Roger Peters
- Jean Audrey Speare
You can find more details about the new 2015 members at the diocesan conference pages.
Those who received in the Order in 2014 – were:
- Helen Jenkin-Jones (pictured below)
- Kath Royles
- Peter Wilson
- Dr Trevor Churchman (awarded posthumously)
The Order of St Asaph is intended to recognise diocesan service, but the Bishop is happy to be approached by parishes and deaneries who feel someone’s outstanding contribution should be recognised. He will then issue a suitable certificate that can be used by the parish or deanery for a local presentation.