Tuesday, June 23, 2015

David Parker honoured by the Queen

Congratulations to David Parker.
The Queen has recognised David Parker’s contribution to New Testament Textual Criticism (and incidentally ‘Higher Education’) by appointing him as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). This means David is now eligible to wear various complicated Vestments and Accoutrements (at least according to wikipedia), to defend the honour of Queen, Country and Empire against all challenges, and to enjoy a day out at Buckingham Palace in the company of the England cricketer James Anderson, the rugby players Jonny Wilkinson and Jonathan Davies and the actor Benedict Cumberbatch.


  1. I did not know that Parker grew up in Cambridgeshire. See here.

  2. I never knew David as "tower captain for Bromyard Deanery". Amazing.

  3. I'm assuming it has something to do with bell-ringing.