The Etheldreda Medal Award

Every other year, I award The Etheldreda Medal to people across the Diocese whose service to the community (which might be as ‘local’ as their extended family but could be as extensive as a national or international concern) is both ‘generous’ and ‘outstanding’.

I am looking for exceptional people whose good works haven’t yet been recognised; those who might (in partnership with others) come close to being nominated for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. For many people this will be about the duration and persistence of their good works, for others it may relate to a short but extraordinary act of kindness or course of conduct.

Nominations for the 2022 awards need to be submitted by 26 May 2022. These will then be reviewed by a panel of volunteers appointed by me to identify suitable recipients. Most of the awards will be presented publicly at a special service at Ely Cathedral on 15 October 2022.

I hope you will help me with this project, either by making a nomination yourself, or by encouraging others to do so. The Nomination Form (and details of the procedure and some fictional examples of the kind of people to whom I wish to make the award) is available below.

If you have any questions, or need any further information, please contact the Convener of the Etheldreda Medal Award Selection Panel, The Revd Canon James Reveley, on 01353 660302 or (preferably) by emailing him on heading up your message ‘Etheldreda Medal Award’.

About the medal

The Etheldreda Medal has been commissioned by the Bishop of Ely and has been designed by Jonathan Clarke to incorporate the image of his magnificent ‘Way of Life’ sculpture which captivates and inspires so many visitors to the Cathedral. Each medal will be inscribed with the name of the recipient and the date of the award.


The Right Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely


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Details about the saint who was a significant part of the Diocese of Ely's beginnings.

The Etheldreda Medal Award Nominations - 2022

This page provides information on the nomination process for the Etheldreda Medal Award.

Etheldreda Medal Award 2022 - Citations

Nominations for the Etheldreda Medal Award (2022) closed in May 2022, and we are delighted to list here the Citations for those who will be awarded the Etheldreda Medal this year.

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