Two church organists in Connor Diocese have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Robert Yarr, 78, was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to music in Ballinderry Parish Church, and Rosemary Steele, organist in Magheragall and Stoneyford parishes, received a BEM for services to community relations.
Robert, a retired jewellery agent, has been organist in Ballinderry for an incredible 60 years this month!
He said he was very excited about the honour from Her Majesty. “It is lovely to be acknowledged and nice that church organists are being recognised,” Robert said.
He is hopeful that he will…