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Recently Awarded Degrees

 

One of the powers which the Archbishop has by virtue of the Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533 is the power to award degrees. Although these are commonly termed “Lambeth Degrees”, the Archbishop is not a university and the degrees he awards are full degrees of the Realm.

The degrees are normally awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in the service of the Christian Church, but a number of Master of Arts degrees and Doctorates are awarded after examination. Some of the degrees awarded in recent years are shown below.

 

LAMBETH DEGREES 2008

15th May 2008

Master of Arts by Thesis  – The Revd Eric Bramhall 

ERIC BRAMHALL due examination having been made as to his proficiency in the study of Theology and his dissertation on the aforesaid subject having been approved

 

1st July 2008

Doctor of Divinity – Margaret Barker  MA (Cambridge)

MARGARET BARKER in recognition of her work on the Jerusalem Temple and the origins of Christian liturgy which has made a significant new contribution to our understanding of the new Testament and opened up important fields for research

 

Doctor of Divinity  – Professor Terence David Copley, BA (Birmingham), MA (Oxford)

TERENCE DAVID COPLEY in recognition of his contribution to the theory and practice of Religious Education in schools and his promotional work highlighting the important of the subject in relation to both the educational and wider public agendas

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Very Revd John Henry Drury, MA (Cambridge and Oxford)

JOHN HENRY DRURY in recognition of his theological scholarship, arousing interest in religious art and for his significant contribution to liturgy and church music while Dean of King’s College Cambridge and Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

 

Master of Arts  – Mrs Margaret June Duggan

MARGARET JUNE DUGGAN in recognition of her forty-five years of outstanding and knowledgeable service to the Anglican Church through the columns of the Church Times

 

Doctor of Music  – Charles John Grayston Ives, MA (Cantab), CertEd., FRSCM

CHARLES JOHN GRAYSTON IVES  in recognition of his significant contribution to church music, particularly as a composer and as Organist and Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford

 

Master of Arts – Christine Lesley Morgan 

CHRISTINE LESLEY MORGAN in recognition of her contribution to religious broadcasting, ensuring both its quality and diversity in a highly challenging environment

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Canon Paul Oestreicher, BA, MA (Hons)(NZ),  Hon DLitt (Coventry), Hon LLD (Sussex) 

PAUL OESTREICHER in recognition of his work as a theologian and his ecumenical commitment to peace, reconciliation and human rights, especially at the height of the Cold War

 

Doctor of Letters – The Revd Canon David Victor Scott,  BA (Durham)

DAVID VICTOR SCOTT in recognition of his contribution to deepening the spiritual life of the Church through his standing as a poet and his teaching ministry, particularly on the work of Thomas Merton but also on a range of other writers from Anglo-Saxon times onwards and his recent work, “The Mind of Christ”

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Barry Dorn Till, MA (Cantab)

BARRY DORN TILL  in recognition of his work as a Church of England historian, specialising in the 17th and 18th centuries

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Canon Andrew Charles Wheeler, MA (Cambridge), MA (History – Kampala),  PGCE (Leeds), BA (Bristol)

ANDREW CHARLES WHEELER in recognition of his contribution to the study of African Christianity and his encouragement of Sudanese historical and theological thinking

 

LAMBETH DEGREES 2007

13th April 2007

Master of Arts by Thesis – The Revd R  J Garnett

ROGER JAMES GARNETT the Degree of Master of Arts due examination having been made as to his proficiency in the study of Theology and his dissertation on the aforesaid subject having been approved

 

 

LAMBETH DEGREES 2006

13TH July 2006

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Professor Arthur MacDonald Allchin, Clerk, MA, BLitt

ARTHUR MACDONALD ALLCHIN in recognition of his ecumenical work, particularly in the relationship between Eastern Orthodoxy and the Western tradition and for his teaching and writings on spirituality

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Dr George Lovell, BD, PGCE, PhD

GEORGE LOVELL in recognition of his formative work as a teacher, writer, theologian and as a consultant to a range of churches and church agencies

 

Bachelor of Divinity – The Rt Revd Peter Lee, MA, CertEd

PETER JOHN LEE in recognition of his ministry in South Africa, for his scholarly book on the history of the Diocese of Johannesburg, and in establishing the new Diocese of Christ the King, originally part of that Diocese, as its first elected bishop

 

Master of Letters – Ms Madeline Bunting

MADELEINE CLARE BUNTING in recognition of her journalistic writings on important social issues, on the place of Christian ideas and practice in modern life, and most recently on the need for deeper understanding and dialogue concerning the place of Muslims in Western society

 

Master of Arts – Miss Peggy Hartley, DipHum

PEGGY HARTLEY the Degree of Master of Arts in recognition of her dedicated lay service to the Church through diocesan social work, teaching at Lincoln Theological College and for considerable parish work

 

Master of Arts – The Revd Malcolm Johnson, Clerk, MA

MALCOLM ARTHUR JOHNSON the Degree of Master of Arts in recognition of his long and extensive pastoral ministry generally and specifically to those on the margins of society, significantly the homeless and those with HIV and AIDS

 

Master of Arts – Mr Ernest Warrell, MBE, FKC

ERNEST HERBERT WARRELL the Degree of Master of Arts in recognition of over forty years’ contribution to Church music through conducting, performing, running the choir of King’s College London and training organ scholars and clergy in liturgical singing.

 

6th June 2005

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd Professor James Leslie Houlden MA(Oxon), FKC

JAMES LESLIE HOULDEN the Degree of Doctor of Divinity in recognition of his contribution to New Testament scholarship as a lecturer and theologian, who has sought in many of his numerous books and articles to revisit the expression of Christian doctrine in the light of modern New Testament studies

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Rt Revd Dr Michael James Nazir-Ali, BA, BLitt, MLitt, PGCTh, MLitt, ACT, ThD

MICHAEL JAMES NAZIR-ALI the Degree of Doctor of Divinity in recognition of his work in inter-faith and ecumenical relations, notably in the Christian-Muslim dialogue, to which he has made a significant contribution through his writings

 

Doctor of Divinity – The Revd E H Robertson, BSc, BA, MA (Oxon)

EDWIN HANTON ROBERTSON the Degree of Doctor of Divinity in recognition of his contribution to Christian communication and the contemporary ecumenical movement as a broadcaster, author, translator and editor, notably in making known the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Doctor of Civil Law – Professor Christopher Norman Doe, LLB,LLM, MTh(Wales), PhD(Cantab), Barrister-at-Law

CHRISTOPHER NORMAN DOE the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law in recognition of pioneering and sustaining the LLM in Canon Law at the University of Wales and for writing groundbreaking leading works, including “The Legal Framework of the Church of England”

 

Doctor of Music – Dr William Henry Grindle, PhD, MA, Mus.B, FRCO(CHM), FTCL, LRAM, ARCM, ARSCM

WILLIAM HENRY GRINDLE the Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of his contribution to the Church of Ireland and bringing church music to the forefront of community life in Northern Ireland

 

Doctor of Music – Mr A Thurlow, BA, FRCO(CHM)

ALAN JOHN THURLOW the Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of his significant contribution to church music, particularly as Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral

 

Master of Arts – Mr A G Dunford

ANTHONY GRAHAM DUNFORD the Degree of Master of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the formal training and examination of notaries and in particular for writing “The General Notary”, the standard text book

 

Master of Arts – The Revd Canon D Hutt, AKC

DAVID HANDLEY HUTT the Degree of Master of Arts in recognition of  his extensive ministry to clergy and laity over many years and of his wider contribution to the public face of the Church offered in parishes and as a Canon of Westminster

 

3rd May 2005

Master of Arts by Thesis – Dr N S B Cox, LLB, LLM, PhD, CertTertTchg, GradDipTertTchg

NOEL STANLEY BERTIE COX the Degree of Master of Arts due examination having been made as to his proficiency and his dissertation approved

 

Master of Arts by Thesis – The Revd V C Armstrong-MacDonnell, BA, MEd.

VIVIENNE CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG-MACDONNELL the Degree of Master of Arts due examination having been made as to her proficiency and her dissertation approved