It was with pleasure that Nick put five members of the Holy Trinity congregation forward to be awarded the Bishop’s Badge which is for ‘people in the community who have shown an outstanding contribution to the community or church.’ They are Anne and Michael, Sheila, John (Ramage) and Judy Crook who have for many years been faithful to the Gospel & it’s practical outworking in church and community life.
Alastair, Bishop of Derby, said: “The Bishops Badge is an important event each year for the Diocese. It’s a moment when we stop to say thank you to people who selflessly, week after week, just get on with doing what the Gospel is about. Nobody can apply for it. You are nominated by your community. It’s a real pat on the back to people who aren’t looking for recognition.”
123 people from all over Derbyshire were nominated to receive the Badge. The Badges were presented at Derby Cathedral on Sunday 27th Sept.
John, Sheila and Judy were all present to receive their well-deserved Bishop’s Badges at the packed Cathedral Service on Sunday 27th September. As you know Michael and Ann are out in Spain for a few weeks so will be given theirs on their return.
Photo from the Diocese of Derby website
John Ramage receiving his Badge from Bishop Alastair at Derby Cathedral on Sunday 27th September