Nominations are made on behalf of those who “have somehow distinguished themselves over the past year in their ministry, mission or Christian witness”.
Bishop Gregor’s citation, in the wake of last month’s George Square tragedy, read: “Some Christians are thrust into the limelight by tragic events. The appalling accident in Glasgow a few days before Christmas in which six people died was met with compassion by Bishop Gregor, who was asked by the emergency services to ‘stand and pray‘.”
He was co-nominated with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, the Most Rev Dr Philip Tartaglia.
The first place went to Canon Andrew White – the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ – in appreciation of his “ministry of peace and reconciliation, and admiration for his faithful dedication to the cause of compassion amidst the deserts of unimaginable suffering and persecution”.
• The full list of 100 can be seen at Archbishop Cranmer.