Order of Simon of Cyrene

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The Order of Simon of Cyrene is the highest award given by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to laity for distinguished service. It was established in 1960, during the reign of Archbishop Joost de Blank, following a proposal by Bishop Robert Selby Taylor.[1] Membership of the Order is limited to 120 persons. The Order is named after Simon of Cyrene, the first African saint.

Unfortunately, it has been impossible to update the list as neither the provincial nor diocesan bodies have an accurate and complete list of members of the order.

Living Members of the Order[edit]

  1. Alan Paton (1963) [2]
  2. Michael Cassidy (1983)
  3. Pippa Vintcent (1984)
  4. Barry Smith (1989)[3]
  5. Ingrid Le Roux (1991)
  6. Helen Joseph (1992) [4]
  7. Esrom Mulaudzi (1993)
  8. Helen King (1996)
  9. Adelaide Tambo (1997) [5]
  10. Robin Black (1998)
  11. Brigalia Bam (1999)
  12. Max Hales (1999)
  13. John Stephen Martin (1999)
  14. Malethola Maggie Nkwe (2002)
  15. John Ramsdale (2002)
  16. Dorrie Nuttall (2005)
  17. Leah Tutu (2005)
  18. Mrs Maggy Clarke (2006)
  19. Mr Justice (ret'd) Ian Farlam (2006)
  20. David Sheppard (2007)
  21. Tessa Fairbairn (2007)
  22. Denise M. Ackerman[6] (2008)
  23. Lavinia Crawford-Browne[6] (2008)
  24. Sinah Mokati (2008)
  25. Gerald Hendricks
  26. Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi[7] (2010)
  27. Ms Lily Cloete[8] (2010)
  28. Dr Margaret Elsworth[9] (2010)
  29. Advocate Deon Irish[10] (2010)
  30. Dr Mamphela Ramphele[11] (2010)
  31. Mr John Kingsley-Hall[12] (2011)
  32. Mr Robin Greenwood (2011)
  33. Monica Koopman (2011)
  34. Mr Grant Nupen[13] (2013)
  35. Mr Saki Macozoma[14] (2013)
  36. Mrs Gail Allen[14] (2013)
  37. Professor Michael Whisson[15] (2013)

Deceased Members[edit]

  1. Ms Maureen Petersen (1950 - 2014)
  2. Mrs Mary Davidson[16] (order awarded 1968)
  3. Mr John Michael Berning[17] 14 December 1941 - 17 December 2006(order awarded 2008 posthumously)
  4. Mr Dennis Harold Burkinshaw 1918 - 2013 (order awarded ?)
  5. Neville Paul Greeham died 15 December 2005
  6. Sheena Duncan died 4 May 2010
  7. Allan Bryant Crawford[18] (1 August 1912 - 26 February 2007) order awarded in 1963
  8. Patrick Dumisa[19] (b abt 1917 d 12 Jan 2007)
  9. Dr Mary Knowling[12] (21 October 1923 - 31 January 2013) (order awarded 2011)
  10. Dr Pat Gorvalla died 12 November 2013[20]
  11. Sheila Rose Maspero died on 25 January 2014 (order awarded 1985)

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