The Venerable Trevor Pryce Jones has been awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Hertfordshire in recognition of his services to the community of Hertfordshire.
The longest-serving Archdeacon in the Church of England, Trevor received an Honorary Master of Laws at a ceremony on Thursday 6 September, held at St Albans Abbey. 'It is both a surprise and a great honour to receive this degree. In my time as Archdeacon of Hertford I was pleased to support the work of the University Chaplaincy at a university that is excitingly diverse in culture and faith communities. It is a privilege to continue this association through the award of the degree,' said Trevor.
Trevor was the first to be appointed to the newly created post of Archdeacon of Hertford and held the position for nineteen years – longer than any other Archdeacon in the Church of England. During this time he served on numerous bodies throughout the county and offered continued support to the University of Hertfordshire chaplaincy. Trevor continually spoke out for the needs of the Hertfordshire community and was particularly keen to encourage community engagement through use of local church buildings.
As Archdeacon, Trevor was also a Canon of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban and, as a Canon Lawyer who was also a member of the Church of England’s governing body, the General Synod, he was appointed to the Church of England’s Legal Advisory Commission.
Now retired to Devon, Trevor has always been an active supporter of the University of Hertfordshire and its chaplaincy.