Lawyer Anne Robinson is among Sydney Anglicans honoured in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove announced the awards recognising a diverse range of contributions and service across all fields, including professional endeavours, community work, Australia’s Defence Force and Emergency Services.
“To all recipients, I offer my deepest congratulations, admiration and respect for your contribution to our nation,” the Governor-General said.
“We are fortunate as a community to have so many outstanding people willing to dedicate themselves to the betterment of our nation and it is only fitting that they have today been recognised through the Australian Honours system." he said.
Included in The Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List are 565 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia who have been recognised for contributions and service to fellow citizens in Australia and internationally.
Anne Robinson, of Roseville (pictured above) was made a Member of the Order Of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through regulatory and governance reform in the not-for-profit and charitable sectors, and to the law. She has been a member of significant boards in the Diocese of Sydney for many years, including serving as Board Member, Overseas Relief Fund, Diocese of Sydney, Anglican Church of Australia, 1999-2002, as a Board Member of Anglican Deaconess Ministries, a Council Member of Barker College for ten years and as Council Member of Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School (SCEGGS), 1990-1997.
Also honoured with an AM were Beverley Elaine Earnshaw, of Kogarah Bay for service to historical organisations, and as an author. She has been a scripture teacher at Sans Souci Public School, 'for 31 years'
and as a Synod Member, Anglican Diocese of Sydney, 1992-2007.
Norman Ensor of Revesby was honoured with an AM for service to veterans and their families. For many years he was also organist at Padstow Anglican Church.
Noreen Fielding of Concord West, a Parishioner of Concord Community Anglican Church since 1954 and at Secretary, Women's Church Guild and Parish Councillor, 'for one year' was honoured for service to the community of Concord.
Laurel Horton of Tempe was honoured for service to the community through a range of organisations. She established a database to record baptisms, deaths and marriages at the St Peters Cooks River Anglican Church.
She also established St Peters Museum.
Margot Louise Lander of Warrawee was honoured for service to the community of Ku Ring Gai. She was a supporter, 'Samaritans Purse', Operation Christmas Child, 'for 12 years', a member of the Gideons International in Australia, 30 years and Bible distributor in the Ku-ring-gai area, 'for many years'. She was also a Coordinator, Flower Roster Organiser and Flower Arranger, St Andrews Wahroonga Anglican Church for 30 years.
Brian Luhr of Guildford was honoured for service to the Anglican Church of Australia. He has been Head Server and Master of Ceremonies at the Anglican Parish of Christ Church St Laurence since 2002. He also authored the Parish Handbook.
Further south, Elaine Spring of Mollymook Beach, who has been a member, St Martin's Anglican Church Ulladulla, since 1991 and assisted in creating 'Genesis' quilted wall hangings, was honoured for service to the community of the Sapphire Coast.
Photo courtesy Ramon Williams, Worldwide Photos