Maundy Money Recipients 2024

Published on: 26th March 2024

Maundy money recipient Rev'd Roy Crew

This year’s maundy money recipients from Hereford Diocese are Mrs. Rachel Jenkins and Rev'd. Roy Crew, pictured. This year Her Majesty The Queen will hand out the Royal Maundy gifts for the first time, on behalf of His Majesty The King. The service will take place on Thursday, 27 March, at Worcester Cathedral.

The ceremonial coins will be presented to 75 men and 75 women from around the country.  The number of men and women always matches the Monarch's age and specially-minted silver coins to the value of 75p - signifying The King’s age will be given to thank recipients for their exemplary Christian service in the local communities they serve.


Rachel Jenkins, one of this year’s recipients, has served her local church community in south Shropshire gently encouraging others. She has quietly served her church arranging the flowers for many years.


Roy Crew has served his local community in Credenhill as an ecumenical Methodist Minister. He was ordained in 1968 and remains active in serving others and sharing the Gospel. He leads the Biblical study group at Hereford Cathedral, something he has done for more than 16 years.   


He explains: “I am honoured to receive this recognition and to be amongst so many other wonderful Christians who have served their communities over so many years.  I am very much looking forward to the ceremony at Worcester Cathedral and meeting Her Majesty, The Queen.”


The Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford, made the nominations and said: “Rachel and Roy have made long-standing contributions to our church communities.  Our two recipients have made an incredible difference to people’s lives over many years and I give thanks for their ministry in this Diocese.  This honour which will be handed out by Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of The King, is a way to say thank you and recognise their quiet, gentle service.”

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