Clergy New Year Queen Honour

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undefinedThe Reverend Robert Nelson has been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list. Revd Nelson, who is the Incumbent of St Thomas Liscard, has been awarded an MBE for services to homeless people and the community in Wirral. Revd Nelson said; "I am thrilled by this award. It is largely my work with the Ark project which is the main focus of this."

Wirral Churches Ark Project was founded by Revd Nelson in early 1992 as a winter shelter for the homeless and was planned to run for six weeks in a disused Wallasey church. Under the chairmanship of Revd Nelson, the project evolved and gradually spread to cover the whole Wirral borough. Throughout it has been an ecumenical endeavour with all Christian denominations supporting it – as well as many other individuals and organisations of good will.

The Bishop of Chester said; “It is fitting that Robert’s work is recognised in this way. Awards like this not only honour those who receive them, they also acknowledge all who work on this shining example of practical and compassionate Christian action.”