London, UK: Archbishop Douglas Lewins was honored on October 3rd, 2014 by receiving the Freedom of the City of London. Archbishop Lewins was accompanied by Bishop Howard Weston-Smart, Fr Andrew Scurr and other friends and family to receive the award.
The Freedom of the City of London is described as: “From the Middle Ages and the Victorian era, the Freedom was the right to trade, enabling members of a Guild or Livery to carry out their trade or craft in the square mile. A fee or fine would be charged and in return the Livery Companies would ensure that the goods and services provided would be of the highest possible standards. In 1835, the Freedom was widened to incorporate not just members of Livery Companies but also people living or working in the City or there was a strong London connection.”
Congratulations to Archbishop Lewins on this well deserved honor! The Archbishop is pictured above in his role as Chaplain with the Metropolitan Police.