Monica Edmunds

Residents of Bishopswood old and new turned out in numbers on Sunday 15th October to afternoon tea and cakes accompanied by The wonderful music of the Lydbrook Training Band in combined celebration of the contribution of Mrs Monica Edmunds to our community and also her 80th Birthday on November 9th.

The Ven Derek Chedzey, Archdeacon of Hereford announced that Monica has been invited to become a member of The Order of St Ethelbert. The Order was established in 2015 and since then, seven cohorts of recipients have been honoured – men and women from across the diocese and from all walks of life who have given generous and selfless Christian service in many ways.

The presentation will be held on: Sunday 22nd October at 3.30 pm during Evensong at Hereford Cathedral.

During breaks from the band and enjoying the tea and cakes several attendees, Rev Tim Starling, Stephen Hoskins, Christine Puzey, Margaret Duberley, Don Bent and Robert Morgan (conductor of the Lydbrook Band) recollected tales of Monica’s good deeds in our community.

Stephen Hoskins, Chair of the Bishopswood Village Hall Trustees presented an engraved crystal vase and flowers to Monica on behalf of the community.

Our thanks to all of the volunteers that made this event possible.

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