The former Bishop of Durham has been recognised in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours List.
Bishop Turnbull moved to Kent with his family
The Rt Rev Anthony Michael Arnold Turnbull, who retired in April, has been awarded the CBE for services to the Governance of the Church of England and to Regional Affairs
Rt Rev Turnbull, 67, retired after retired after nine years as the fourth most senior cleric in the Church of England.
He will be succeeded by Canon Dr Nicholas Thomas Wright in July.
Rt Rev Turnbull was one of seven people from County Durham and Sunderland to be recognised on the honours list.
The others are:
Anne Fine. Children's Laureate. For services to Literature.
Kenneth Brown. Business manager, Medical Benefits Section, International Pension Centre, Department for Work and Pensions.
Derek Harrison. Branch secretary, National Association of Retired Police Officers, Durham. For services to the Police.
Ann McMaster. For services to the Victims of Domestic Violence through the East Durham Women's Refuge and East Durham Domestic Violence Forum.
Joseph Callander Watson. For services to the community.
Frank Robert George Wilson. Boys' Brigade Leader. For services to Young People