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/ 19 July 2013

Lay Reader awarded St Mellitus Medal

The Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Revd Paul Williams, presented Arthur Spikins, Lay Reader at St John’s Isleworth, with the St Mellitus Medal in recognition of his long service.

The medal is named after St Mellitus, the Bishop of London who re-founded the Diocese in AD 604, and is awarded in recognition of substantial contribution to the Christian life of London.

The medal was presented on behalf of the Bishop of London, marking the 60th anniversary of Arthur’s licensing as Lay Reader. Among those present at the service were many who have been prepared for confirmation by Arthur as well as those who have been helped and encouraged to grow in Christian faith.

The Bishop of Kensington, who gave the address at a special service in St John’s Isleworth to celebrate Arthur’s ministry said:

“Arthur’s 60 years of ministry has been distinguished by his prayerful teaching, immense kindness in pastoral care, and his example of faithful service to Christ. For nearly all those years Arthur was wonderfully supported by his dear wife Betty who went home to be with the Lord in 2012.”


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