Lambeth Award for Bristol’s Vocations Champion

First published 27th June 2023

The Revd Mark Nam has been honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury with a prestigious Lambeth Award.

The citation for the Langton Award for Community Service awarded to Mark notes, “His outstanding contribution to raising the profile and participation of Chinese-heritage clergy and communities in the Church of England and commitment to serving the overseas Chinese diaspora, in particular those settling in the United Kingdom from Hong Kong.

Mark was one of 33 recipients of the awards at a reception held in the gardens of Lambeth Palace recently. The role of honour included poets, educators, activists, clergy, peacemakers as well as many who have dedicated their working lives to the promotion of faith and in the service of God’s witness. Those recognised work all over the world, as well as the UK.

Archbishop Justin said, “We live in a troubled world, where all around us we see conflict, war, discrimination, division, poverty and deep inequality. But our faith in Jesus gives us hope. We see that hope exemplified in the wonderful service of the people we have recognised. Through their endeavours, they have made significant contributions to the mutual respect and maintenance of human dignity, which is so vital to spiritual and social health and the flourishing of mankind. The Lambeth Awards shine a light on their outstanding efforts and dedication.”

Mark is Priest at Longwell Green and Oldland Common. He was accompanied to Lambeth by his wife Kayi.

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