The Etheldreda Medal Award

What is the Etheldreda Medal

  • Every two years, The Bishop of Ely awards the Etheldreda Medal to individuals who have given 'generous and outstanding service', which would not otherwise be recognized.
  • The Etheldreda Medal Award is for persons whose service to 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'.
  • Awards go to exceptional people; those who might (in partnership with others) come close to being awarded 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.
  • The medal is awarded to suitable candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

Nominating someone for an award

  • Anyone can nominate someone for an Etheldrda Medal. These nominations will then be reviewed by a panel of volunteers who have been appointed to identify suitable recipients.
  • Most of these awards will be presented publicly at a special service at Ely Cathedral, but there will be other opportunities throughout the year.
  • We hope you will help us with this project, either by making a nomination yourself, or by encouraging others to do so.
  • The Nomination Form (which contains details of the procedure and some fictional examples of the kind of people to whom may make the award) is available to download below.
    • Download a Nomination Form HERE - awaiting a new nomination form
  • In the event that you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Convenor of the Etheldreda Medal Award Selection Panel, the Rev'd Mike Banyard, by emailing him on banyardmg1@yahoo.co.uk - heading up your message 'Etheldreda Medal Award'.

The next Etheldreda Medal - 2020

  • The last Etheldreda Medals were awarded in 2018. The next awrds will be in 2020 - however, you are welcome to nominate someone at any time and these will all be taken into consideration.