Four Royal Maundy Recipients
1st April 2021
Among the over 180 recipients of Royal Maundy in 2021 are four in St Albans Diocese.
The Royal Maundy Service took place virtually for the second time.
Here are the names of the four.
Hearty congratualations. We join with the thanksgiving for your loyal and devoted service.
There is a short video from the Chapel Royal with Revd Canon Paul Wright, sub Almoner and Sub Dean of the Chapel Royal, here.
Maureen has been churchwarden at St Peter’s Arkley for the past fourteen years and is also the Parish Safeguarding Officer and until earlier this year the Church Electoral Roll Officer. In the past she has been the Editor of the Parish magazine. In the wider community, she helped in the local night shelter for the homeless, preparing and serving meals.
Dorothy has served her local church and her community for many decades, and now in her 90s, is still churchwarden at St Margaret’s Streatley. She has a special gift for seeing the good in people an situations, and acts as a huge morale booster for those she encounters, being always so positive and upbeat.
John is a lay reader and works closely with the local school as a governor and in supporting inter-generational worship. During the pandemic he has produced a weekly digest of online worship service and delivered it to the doorstep of all those in the parish who don’t have internet access. This is over and above the wonderful support he provides to the incumbent through funeral ministry.
Gareth is in his early 80s and in his working life he was Head of Sixth Form and also a Chemistry teacher at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted. He has also served a trustee on local charity boards that have been involved in supporting education and opportunities for young people. He has also been a churchwarden and is still on the PCC. His life has been motivated by a desire to encourage and support educational opportunities for young people.