The Order of St Ethelbert

Monica Edmunds and Jill Pitkeathley at Hereford Cathedral
Jackie Smith, Monica Edmunds and Jill Pitkeathley at Hereford Cathedral

Following on from last weeks article on Monica’s celebration at Bishopswood Village Hall we have received the following correspondence:

“It was a privilege to be in the congregation in Hereford Cathedral on October 22nd to see Monica Edmunds receive the Order of St Ethelbert from the Bishop of Hereford. The medal and certificate are presented for long and exceptional service to church and community and Monica joined about 40 other recipients from all over the diocese at the ceremony which was part of a Choral Evensong service.

Monica’s service to Bishopswood has certainly been exceptional : as postmistress, organiser, fundraiser and general ‘go to ‘person. It was good to see her recognised beyond our immediate community for the exceptional contribution she has made over so many years.

Jill Pitkeathley”

Jackie Smith who played the organ at Bishopswood on occasion also received the Order of St Ethelbert.