Charles received The Canterbury Cross for services to the Church of England for sustained, voluntary contributions to church leadership and governance, the care of the elderly, and political action, as well as the direction of two major church renovation projects in Bath – Bath Abbey and St Michael’s Without.
The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey, said: ‘Our warmest congratulations and gratitude to Charles, who has been an invaluable support and great friend to the Abbey for many years.
During his time here Charles fulfilled a range of important roles, notably those of Abbey Administrator and Footprint Project Director – and all with the same positivity and infectious enthusiasm with which all will associate him.
His work on Footprint, in particular, has been an amazing testament to his tireless dedication and bright vision. Thank you, Charles, and Well Done.’