Rev Dr Jack Richardson MBE
Minister Emeritus Hillhall
The Rev Dr Jack Richardson, who was
awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours
List for services to the community in Northern
The Rev Dr Jack Richardson pictured
being presented with his degree citation by the Rev
Professor Patton Taylor, Principal of the Union
Theological College, Belfast.
The Rev Dr Jack Richardson, Senior Minister of Hillhall
Presbyterian Church, who has been awarded an MBE in the
Queen's New Year's Honours List for services to the community in
Northern Ireland received his award from The Queen at an
Investiture held in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 23rd May. Mr
Richardson was accompanied by his wife Sally and two of their
four sons Jeffrey and Neville.
In addition to this prestigious award, the degree of Honorary
Doctor of Divinity was conferred on Mr Richardson by the
Presbyterian Faculty, Ireland at Union College at the annual
graduation on Friday 11th May.
In addition to this prestigious award, Mr Richardson was awarded
an honorary Doctorate in Divinity by Union Theological College
in Belfast on Friday 11th May and was presented with his degree
citation by College Principal, the Rev Professor Patton Taylor.
Dr Richardson was honoured in recognition of his contribution to
the development of Public Worship within the Presbyterian Church
and his convenership of the committee, which edited the recently
published 'Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook'.
After nearly 25 years of exemplary service as the minister of
Hillhall Presbyterian Church, Mr Richardson preached the final
service in his active ministry on Sunday afternoon 24th December
2006 (Christmas Eve).