On September 6, 2022, Bishop John Stephens, acting on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, presented The Reverend Paul Richards, Deacon at the Church of the Holy Trinity White Rock, with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. The medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields and pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of volunteers. These volunteers embody the caring community we aspire to build. The Reverend Richards has volunteered in many parish, diocesan, and community activities since moving to Surrey in 2008.
The citation by the Governor General of Canada is as follows:
“Since 2008, Paul Richards has been a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. In addition to engaging and educating youth, he provides spiritual care to those struggling with isolation and illness in the community, ensuring they have someone with whom they can connect.”
In the Body: