Following our own legal service, we attended a number of our neighbours. Firstly, Warwickshire, kindly asked by the High Sheriff, Clare Sawdon JP. Although Warwickshire is not strictly a neighbour of Herefordshire geographically, there are strong historical ties.
The service was held in the Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Warwick. They had the most magnificent display of poppies. Here is a link to learn more about this beautiful church.
The Warwick fanfare announced the arrival of a splendid procession of Civic Leaders, the Deputy Chief Constable. the Member of Parliament, five visiting High Sheriffs, Chair and Deputy Chair of the Magistrates’ bench, The Under Sheriff, six District Judges, four Circuit Judges, one Deputy High Court Judge, the High Sheriff, The Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff’s Chaplain and the Dean of Trinity Cathedral, San Jose California. The service was lead by the Rector who also happens to be the High Sheriff’s Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. Vaughan Roberts. The Dean gave a great sermon.
A joint choir from King’s High and Warwick School sang throughout but especially a rousing rendition of Zadok the Priest by Handel. We left the church to the sound of the Concerto for two Violins and Strings in D minor by JS Bach, played by musicians from the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation.