Revd Geoff Davis from Falmouth was one of 150 people to receive Maundy Money from HM The Queen, Camila on behalf of King Charles.

Held in Worcester Cathedral, the Royal Maundy Service saw 75 men and 75 women receive Maundy gifts of specially minted coins. Each had been put forward as someone who has ‘displayed exemplary Christian service within the community’.

Revd Geoff was nominated by Bishop Hugh Nelson. In explaining his decision, Bishop Hugh said: “Geoff has provided remarkable support to a deanery undergoing a time of great change and tension over a long period of time. He offered the support post-retirement when he didn’t need to but was happy to help in whatever way he could. In general, he reflects overwhelming good will in every community he seems to find himself and makes close and meaningful contact with people offering warmth, compassion, understanding and support that is greatly appreciated from all.”

Revd Geoff travelled to Worcester with his wife Judie for the service and celebration. Revd Geoff said: “I was utterly stunned and humbled to read that our Bishop Hugh had submitted my name to receive this honour of ‘Maundy Money’ from his Majesty the King at Worcester Cathedral. It’s not every day you receive a letter from Buckingham Palace!

“What a joy and privilege it is for me to continue in our Lord’s service and to be so daily thankful for His promise ‘They will still bear fruit in OLD AGE, they will stay fresh and green proclaiming, ‘the Lord is upright, He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him’ (Psalm 92 v 14). He is indeed a ‘God of Surprises.”