The Order was instituted in 2015 as a means of recognising devoted and loyal service to the diocese and cathedral through their parish churches and community. This year’s list reflects a wide range of recipients, all of whom have worked tirelessly in their own areas of Christian ministry.

On Sunday 14 October 2018, the following received the Order from Bishop Richard:

Mr Peter Barber OBE

Drs Andy & Jill Butterfill

Mrs Janet Dovey

Mr Robert Downes

Mrs Kathleen Harris

Miss Beryl Haughton

Mrs Ann Jones

Mrs Christine Jones

The Chancellor of the Diocese of Hereford, The Worshipful Roger Kaye QC

Mrs Peggy Luker

Mr Andrew Netting

Mr Jeff Paget

Mrs Barbara Payne

Mr Michael Pickering

Mr Roger Skelhorn

Mrs Rosemary Smith

Mr Gordon Taylor MBE

Mrs Sheila Waddington-Feather


The recipients are pictured together in the above image. Michael Pickering received his award the previous week at the Diocesan Choirs Festival and so is not pictured here.