Campaigning bishop is among people honoured in Hertfordshire

Bishop Anba Angaelos and Prime Minister David Cameron Credit: Bishop Anba Angaelos

A bishop of the Coptic Church who regularly speaks out over the fate of Christians in the Middle East is one of the people from Hertfordshire given an honour in the Queen's Birthday list.

Bishop Anba Angaelos, from Stevenage, is made an OBE for his work trying to preserve religious freedoms.

He's described the murder of Christians in Libya as 'barbarous'.

Liz Nicholl from Hitchin is made a CBE in the honours. She's the Chief Executive of UK Sport and has played a pioneering role in the development of elite sport in this country.

Liz is also a former international netball player and was Chief Executive of England Netball for 16 years.

Here are the honours in Hertfordshire:


Liz Nicholl, OBE Chief Executive, UK Sport. For services toSport. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Richard Pym. Chairman, UK Asset Resolution. For services to Taxpayers and Financial Stability. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)

Christina Rees. For services to the Church of England. (Royston, Hertfordshire)


His Grace Bishop Anba Angaelos. General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK. For services to International Religious Freedom.(Stevenage, Hertfordshire)

Professor Judith Cross. Chair, Childhood Epilepsy and Deputy Head, Developmental Neurosciences Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health. For services to Children with Epilepsy. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Linda Haye. JP For services to Education, Criminal Justice and charity in Hertfordshire. (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)

Professor John Pepper. Professor of Cardiothoracic, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London. For services to Heart and Lung Surgery.(Welwyn, Hertfordshire)

Dr Fiona Sim. Adviser, NHS England and Chair, Royal Mrs Swerdlow Society for Public Health. For services to Public Health.(Radlett, Hertfordshire)


Sharon Bell. Broadwater Children’s Centre Manager, Stevenage. For services to Children and Families. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)

Councillor Judi Billing. Councillor, North Hertfordshire District Council. For services to Local Government. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Derek Wilson. President, Andros UK and Council Member, Institute of Directors. For services to Business. (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)


Nicola Bennett-Rees. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Kenneth Boon. Professional Driver, Royal Mail Group. For services to the Royal Mail and charitable fundraising. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)

Sandra Evans. Childminder and Community Leader, Hertfordshire. For services to Children and Families. (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)

Hazel Jackson. Councillor, Broxbourne Borough Council. For public service. (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)

Zoe Jackson. Founder and Director, Living the Dream Performing Arts Company. For services to Young Entrepreneurs and the Performing Arts.(St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Stephen O'Brien. Chairman, Watford Conservative Association. For voluntary political service. (Bushey, Hertfordshire)