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.

Living members of the order[edit]

  1. Michael Cassidy (1983)
  2. Barry Smith (1989)[2]
  3. Ingrid Le Roux (1991)
  4. Esrom Mulaudzi (1993)
  5. Robin Black (1998)
  6. Brigalia Bam (1999)
  7. Max Hales (1999)
  8. John Stephen Martin (1999)
  9. Malethola Maggie Nkwe (2002)
  10. John Ramsdale (2002)
  11. Dorrie Nuttall (2005)
  12. Leah Tutu (2005)
  13. Maggy Clarke (2006)
  14. Justice (ret'd) Ian Farlam (2006)
  15. David Sheppard (2007)
  16. Tessa Fairbairn (2007)
  17. Denise M. Ackerman[3] (2008)
  18. Lavinia Crawford-Browne[3] (2008)
  19. Sinah Mokati (2008)
  20. Gerald Hendricks
  21. Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi[4] (2010)
  22. Lily Cloete[5] (2010)
  23. Margaret Elsworth[5] (2010)
  24. Advocate Deon Irish[5] (2010)
  25. Mamphela Ramphele[6] (2010)
  26. John Kingsley-Hall[7] (2011)
  27. Robin Greenwood (2011)
  28. Monica Koopman (2011)
  29. Grant Nupen[8] (2013)
  30. Saki Macozoma[9] (2013)
  31. Gail Allen[9] (2013)
  32. Michael Whisson[10] (2013)
  33. Dr Mary Jean Silk[11] (2014)

Deceased members[edit]

  1. Alan Paton (awarded 1963; died 1988) [12]
  2. Maureen Petersen (1950 - 2014)
  3. Mary Davidson [13] (order awarded 1968)
  4. Adelaide Tambo (1997) [14]
  5. John Michael Berning[15] 14 December 1941 - 17 December 2006 (order awarded 2008 posthumously)
  6. Dennis Burkinshaw 1918 - 2013 (order awarded ?)
  7. Neville Paul Greeham died 15 December 2005
  8. Sheena Duncan died 4 May 2010
  9. Allan Bryant Crawford[16] (1 August 1912 - 26 February 2007) order awarded in 1963
  10. Patrick Dumisa[17] (b abt 1917 d 12 Jan 2007)
  11. Mary Knowling[7] (21 October 1923 - 31 January 2013) (order awarded 2011)
  12. Pat Gorvalla died 12 November 2013[18]
  13. Sheila Rose Maspero died on 25 January 2014 (order awarded 1985)
  14. Helen King died in 2015 (order awarded in 1996)[citation needed]
  15. Pippa Vincent died 15 September 2015[19]
  16. Helen Joseph order awarded in 1992, Joseph died in December 1992[20]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Lindhorst 1995.
  2. ^ Marx 2011.
  3. ^ a b ACSA 2008.
  4. ^ van der Merwe 2010.
  5. ^ a b c From the Bishop's Desk at the Wayback Machine (archived September 20, 2012)
  6. ^ Witness 2010.
  7. ^ a b Umbuliso 2011.
  8. ^ Good Hope July 2013.
  9. ^ a b ACSA 2013.
  10. ^ Umbuliso 2014.
  11. ^ "Dr Mary Jean Silk". Southern Anglican. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Episcopal News Service: Press Release # XX-2". episcopalarchives.org. 
  13. ^ "Order of Simon of Cyrene" (PDF). University of Pretoria. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  14. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/adelaide-frances-tambo
  15. ^ Grahamstown 2008.
  16. ^ Telegraph 2007.
  17. ^ "In remembrance of PATRICK DUMISA" (PDF). Anglican News. 17 (6): 6. 2007. 
  18. ^ Institutional Advancement (2013). "World-renowned philanthropist, Dr Pat Gorvalla, passes away". University of the Western Cape. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  19. ^ Obituary Pippa Vincent
  20. ^ "Inventory for A1985 - JOSEPH, Helen, papers, 1927-1992". Historical Papers, Wits University. Retrieved 2015-11-24. Cyre