Colin Millard was named as Coventry’s latest Good Citizen by the Lord Mayor this week.
Colin Millard received the Coventry Good Citizen Award from Lord Mayor Cllr Linda Bigham, at this week’s City Council meeting.
Colin has been the Verger of Holy Trinity Church for 25 years, and during that time he has worked selflessly to support the church and the people of the city.
He welcomes people from all around the world as well as making sure the church is in the best possible condition inside and out.
He also responds to alarm calls late at night, helps with regular and civic services, and looks out for those who are homeless or in need, making sure they get the right support.
Part of the citation which explains why Colin was given the honour, reads: “Colin spends much of his days welcoming people from across the world as the public face of the church, finding ways to talk to people whatever language they speak and make them feel safe and comfortable whether they’re there to worship, to visit the beautiful church and its stunning architecture, or simply to find somewhere calm and quiet for a few minutes.
“Colin spends a great deal of time ensuring that the church is in great condition inside and out, making sure it’s open and ready for all to enter.
“The safety of the Church is of utmost importance to Colin, he is always on watch to make sure that the Church is safe during the day for visitors and worshipers, and safe and secure at night. Nothing is too much trouble for Colin. Colin is always there, ready to serve.”
You can nominate someone for a Good Citizen Award by filling out an online application.