A peal of bells rang out across Llangollen as eight new members were welcomed into the Order of St Asaph.
The award is presented to members of the laity in recognition of their outstanding service to the Diocese of St Asaph. The new members received their award from Bishop Gregory in front of family and friends at the diocesan conference in October.
Among the eight was bell-ringer Michael Carding, whose former bell-ringing friends in the North Wales Association suggested they ring a Quarter Peal at Llangollen as a congratulatory compliment. Michael was one of those ringing the bells at St Collen’s after the conference finished.
There is a full list of those receiving the award this year below and you can find out more details of their work across the diocese by downloading this specially produced booklet.
Michael Carding received membership of the Order for his contribution to education in the Diocese.
Carol Chamberlain receives her membership of the Order for his contribution to the life and work of the Mothers’ Union.
Rosamund Crawford is honoured for her outstanding contribution and dedication to the life of the diocese over the 12 years she has lived here.