The former vicar of Berwick, Rev Canon Alan Hughes, was presented with an MBE by Prince Charles for services to the local community at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
Alan was accompanied to London by his wife Susan and two children, Hugo and Tamsin.
He said: “I should like to thank those kind and generous folk of Berwick who nominated me for the award. I dedicate it to my wife Susan, one of the many clergy wives who, as unpaid curates and unsung heroines, make ministry possible, often in a sacrificial way. Equally so our children, Tamsin and Hugo, who have been an unfailing support. We consider this MBE to be very much a Berwick Vicarage family award.”