Presiding Bishop Bishop Michael Curry will receive the 2019 Sandford St. Martin Trustees’ Award in recognition of the media phenomenon generated by his Royal Wedding sermon.
“One of the indisputable broadcasting highlights of the 2018 royal wedding was Bishop Curry’s sermon,” said the Rt. Rev. Jan MacFarlane, Bishop of Repton and chairman of the Sandford St. Martin Trust. “His words were broadcast around the world and were instrumental in shining a spotlight on the central role faith plays in the wider social discourse, and on how religion can be both hugely engaging and unifying for the public.”
The award recognizes individuals, programs, and organizations that have contributed to greater understanding of religion, ethics, or spirituality. Previous recipients include author, journalist and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, composer Sir John Tavener, journalist Lyse Doucet, and, broadcaster and historian Neil MacGregor.
Bishop Curry will receive the award June 13 at Lambeth Palace.
Adapted from the Sandford St. Martin Trust