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High Sheriffs’ Association West Midlands Regional Meeting

High Sheriffs in our region were invited by Chris Loughran, High Sheriff of the West Midlands 2018-2019, to meet on 29th October to discuss our roles and how we could work together and generally add value to society in our different counties. We assembled at St Mary’s College, Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, a fine Victorian building, […]

The Mayor of Ledbury’s Annual Civic Service

Councillor Phillip Howells invited me to attend his service in the parish church, Ledbury.  We gathered in the wonderful Town Council Offices in Church Lane, from where we processed, led by the Mayors’ Chaplain, to St Michael’s and All Angels. The service included excellent singing by the Ledbury Choral Society, and we were guided through […]

Hereford Cider Museum Trust: Ciderlands Herefordshire event

This may not have been an official High Sheriff event, but I very much enjoyed attending as a Deputy Lieutenant.  Ciderlands Herefordshire is a programme or festival aimed at leaving a legacy of events that celebrate and champion cider with the local community, with the Cider Museum https://www.cidermuseum.co.uk/  opening its doors 11th October for an […]

Shrievalty Service at Hereford Cathedral

This traditional service is an important occasion in the High Sheriff’s year and is attended by the judiciary and by those who administer the law and who render voluntary service.  My service, preceded by a lunch in the College Hall, was planned jointly with the Precentor, the Revd Canon Andrew Piper, and my chaplain, the […]