Lizzy has been presented the St Boniface Award by the Bishop of Exeter for all the voluntary work she has done for Holsworthy church and Holsworthy Covid 19 Mutual Aid, during the pandemic, even whilst home from university. The Rector wrote to the Bishop saying â€œLizzyâ€™s thoughtfulness, diligence and dedication meant that the church could be open for individual prayer and for services during the pandemic. Lizzyâ€™s aptitude and reliability has ensured worship runs smoothly. She is unassuming and a joy to work with, always putting others first. She has no idea just how much of a contribution she has made to the whole community during such a difficult time.â€
More than fifty people were nominated and sixteen were shortlisted for the award. On Saturday 19th June 2021, at a special service at the Cathedral, the sixteen were presented their medals and welcomed into the companions of St Boniface.
The link to the service can be found here; https://www.facebook.com/CofEDevon/videos/973825743183951
The Company of St Boniface was established in 2019 as a way of honouring those who have made a substantial contribution to the life of the Church in Devon or who have built up our overseas links in our witness to Christ.
The medal of St Boniface is conferred personally by the Bishop of Exeter in recognition of their outstanding service to the Church and wider community. The Bishop seeks to celebrate faithful and sacrificial service, generous self-giving, and imaginative and innovative work in response to the commission to make new disciples. Each companion has demonstrated a commitment to serving Christ and be a lively example of the call shared by all the baptised to be salt and light in the world, to discover Godâ€™s kingdom and grow his Church.