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Chris receives the British Empire Medal!

Updated: Jun 17

We are very proud that Chris Delivett was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list and was awarded the British Empire Medal for her work as "Volunteer Team Leader at Open Door Drop-In Centre and for services to Mental Health Awareness".

Chris was involved in the work of Open Door from its very beginning in 1986. She has served faithfully and with great care in the years since then. Many hundreds of people have benefited from her quiet but passionate care. She trained as a counsellor and helped many people in this way.

Chris also started a craft and friendship group (ASK) in May 2008 and this continues to provide an opportunity for people to form friendship over different creative activities. For the last 4 years Chris has been a team leader at Open Door and the whole team has appreciated her reflective and peaceful spirituality.

Alongside her work at Open Door, Chris was involved in hospital chaplaincy for over 20 years. The impact of her service is hard to calculate and Open Door simply would not have been the same without her. We thank Chris for her incredible devotion and are proud that she has been recognised with this award.

Chris writes: “Open Door has been a big part of my life. I have really enjoyed bring part of a team and serving the Lord in this way – it is a privilege. We learn so much from one another and I am grateful for the many things I have been taught over the years”

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