Gareth Churcher, the Head of Cornwall Music Service Trust, is to be awarded the Trelawny Plate next month in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Cornwall.
The plate originally belonged to Bishop Trelawny, who was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1688, and has been donated by the Bishop’s descendant Sir John Trelawny.
The Trelawny Plate Award is made biennially to the person judged by a senior and representative panel ’to have contributed most to the spirit of Cornwall’.
The dinner plate, made from pewter, was the Bishop’s personal property and is kept in the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. Recipients receive a replica created by the St Justin company from Penzance.
The replica of the will be formally presented to Gareth at a special Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at Pelynt Church, near Trelawny’s birthplace, on July 13.