Bishop Of Ely Recieves Agricultural Fellowship Award

The Bishop of Ely, Dr Anthony Russell, has received the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies. The presentation was made by HRH the Prince of Wales at the Royal Agricultural Show at Stoneleigh last week. The Fellowship was given by the Council o

The Bishop of Ely, Dr Anthony Russell, has received the Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies. The presentation was made by HRH the Prince of Wales at the Royal Agricultural Show at Stoneleigh last week.

The Fellowship was given by the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society (representing the Royal Agricultural Societies of England, Scotland, Ulster and Wales) in recognition of the Bishop's contribution to farming and agriculture over many years. The council makes its awards to those whose "continuing service to the industry is judged to be of high merit".

The Bishop, who comes from a farming family, has served on the Council of the Royal Agricultural Society since 1983; was president in 2004/5; president of the East of England Agricultural Society in 2007/8; a founder trustee of the Rural Housing Trust and for eight years a commissioner of the Rural Development Commission.

"I am delighted and honoured to receive this Fellowship," said Dr Anthony Russell, "It has been a privilege to have served rural communities and the farming industry, something I have been closely involved with all my life".