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The Cross of St. Wulfstan

The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher has presented Paul West, the former Chief Constable of West Mercia Police and our current Chairman of Governors at Bromsgrove School, with the Cross of St. Wulfstan. The award pays tribute to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the Church and wider society in the Diocese of Worcester.



Paul has been a member of the Cathedral Council since 2009 and since retiring from policing in 2011, he has taken up a number of additional voluntary roles within the Diocese. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Holland House Retreat and Conference Centre in Cropthorne, near Pershore and the Bishop of Worcester’s Criminal Justice Adviser as well as a founder member of the Diocesan Criminal Justice Affairs Group. He was also nominated by the Bishop to be his representative on the Board of Governors of this School (where he is currently the Chair of Governors), and represents the Diocese as a Trustee on the Board of The Rivers Church of England Multi-Academy Trust. Paul is also a Trustee of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, which was the former home of successive Bishops of Worcester over many centuries until 2008.

In addition to his various voluntary roles undertaken on behalf of the Diocese and the Bishop, Paul is very active in music and charity fundraising in Worcestershire.  

The award was presented to Paul during a special evensong in the Cathedral for St. Wulfstan’s Day on Friday, 19th January 2018. 

Representatives from the School were present at the ceremony and we offer our heartiest congratulations to him. 


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