Archbishop presents top Award to Archbishop Eames
Thursday 16th November 2006The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, made a presentation of the highest award in the Anglican Communion to Archbishop Robin Eames at the service of thanksgiving for the Archbishop's twenty-year Primacy, in St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh on 16 November 2006.
Archbishop Eames received the Archbishop of Canterbury's Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion.
Presenting the Award, Archbishop Williams said:
"We have in the Anglican Communion various ways of recognising distinguished service. There are awards given at Lambeth, there is the cross of St Augustine. But once in a while somebody comes along for whom this doesn't seem completely adequate. And when Desmond Tutu retired, the then Archbishop of Canterbury invented the Archbishop of Canterbury's Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion. Tonight it is a huge privilege to present that award for the second time."