Declaration of James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL as High Sheriff of Herefordshire – 5th April 2019

James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL , in Court number 1 at the Shirehall in Hereford, made the oath as laid down in the 1887 Sheriffs Act before The Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire The Dowager Lady Darnley, the Vice-Lord Lieutenant and many of the Deputy Lieutenants, neighbouring High Sheriffs and many past High Sheriffs, The Vice Chair of Hereford Council, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, the Mayors of the Herefordshire market towns, The Bishop of Hereford, the Bishop of Ludlow, the Precentor of Hereford Cathedral, the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable of West Mercia, Superintendent Thomas (the Senior Police Officer for Herefordshire), a senior representative of the Fire & Rescue Service, a number of her Majesty’s distinguished judges, magistrates, the coroner and other distinguished guests.

Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales, presided over the ceremony and addressed the company.

Thus James is for the time being at Her Majesty’s pleasure the High Sheriff of Herefordshire.