URC Yorkshire Synod member to receive MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Margaret Atwood MBEA member of the United Reformed Church (URC) Yorkshire Synod has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Margaret Atkinson, a retired magistrate, will receive an MBE for her involvement both in the justice system, and for her work with the URC.

Margaret, who served as a magistrate for 17 years before retiring in 2017 and began volunteering with the Church in 1972, said the honour came as a ‘complete surprise’.

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