Parish News

Largs Bay parishioner honoured on King’s Birthday

Long time parishioner, and past Warden Judy Hunter of Largs Bay was awarded an OAM in the King’s Birthday Honours for more than half a century volunteering with Meals on Wheels. 

Tania Hill assist Judy Hunter in sharing news of her award in church

Judy was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service  to St Alban’s Church and the local Lefevre Peninsula community. 

She began delivering meals for Port Adelaide Meals on Wheels in 1958, retiring only in 2023.

Although suffering from a debilitating stroke last year, Judy, aged 90, proudly announced the award to the St Alban’s community on Sunday. Her award was celebrated with a special morning tea at St Alban’s.

Judy was featured two years ago on ABC radio about her work. When asked why she had served for so long, Judy said: “I just love it. The clients that we meet and get to know very well, they’re very special people, and everything about it is just wonderful and it’s helpful for them and they appreciate what we do.”

Judy continues to attend St Alban’s and is a much-cherished member of the Parish and witness to her faith in Jesus.

“This is a wonderful recognition for Judy, whose great service and energy pre-stroke was exerted at St Alban’s Largs Bay in many ways, and also in multiple groups over the Lefevre Peninsula,” Judy’s parish priest, Simon Hill, said.

“Judy has been terrific at gathering and making opportunities for community, serving, sharing and encouraging others. Even post-stroke Judy has tremendous desire to be involved and relate with others. I give thanks to God for her great servant heart.”