On April 7, Archbishop of Canterbury announces 2021 Lambeth Awards.
Christ Church Cathedral's Organist and Director of Music, Rupert Lang, BMus, MA (Cantab) has been awarded the Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship. Christ Church Cathedral communications on their Facebook page posted:
For more than forty years as an outstanding organist and choir director, Rupert Lang’s innovative and beautiful compositions have enhanced the liturgy and mission of the Church and extended the reach of Canadian liturgical music to secular audiences around the world.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has today announced the recipients of the 2021 Lambeth Awards. The awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the Church and wider society, have been given to over 30 individuals. They include scientists, musicians, academics, activists, peacemakers, doctors and clergy.
In the post on the Archbishop of Canterbury's website, Archbishop Welby said:
“During the pandemic, we have seen just how vital the contribution of churches is to the fabric of our society. As well as finding creative ways to worship together safely, churches have been feeding the hungry, reaching out to the lonely and offering hope to those struggling in the midst of the crisis.
This year’s Lambeth Awards recipients, not all of whom are Christians, embody this spirit of service - not just during the pandemic but, for many of them, through decades of faithful work. I commend them and their efforts, and look forward to the time when we meet to celebrate their contributions to society.”