The service to celebrate the start of the Shrieval year was held on Friday 15th October. In attendance was the Lord Lieutenant Edward Harley and his wife Victoria, Judges, Magistrates, Neighbouring High Sheriffs and the Under Sheriff. A full recording of the service can be found here. We were also very lucky to have an address from Rev Stephanie Watson who is a prison chaplain at HMP Hewell who told the audience of 200 about life inside.
Welcome to the website of the High Sheriff of Herefordshire.
I took on the role on Saturday 20th March 2021 exactly forty years after my father Richard Green. A bit about me, I live in Lyonshall on a diversified farm with my husband Ian. We have three children in their 20s. Although I plan to help wherever I can my particular areas of interest will be mental health, particularly in agriculture, and also in sectors of the population who feel most isolated and which I fear may be many in this post-pandemic world. For my full bio please see the page current High Sheriff,
Since starting my High Sherriff journey, I have already met with so many wonderful people, working on some incredible causes – both sung and unsung. Just some of my adventures so far have included; camping out for The Cart Shed, conversing on King Arthur’s stone with Kate Bingham, joining Ross Kemp in the opening of some new veterans housing as well as bench talks with Quentin Letts and many others, discussing all things Herefordshire.
I have big shoes to fill as my predecessor Tricia Thomas has done a remarkable job through her year of tenure, doing more than you would consider possible despite the fact that much of her contact was virtual. You can read here to see how busy she was. My first couple of months have been similar in vein, but as the country opens up again and as adults get vaccinated and rates of infection decrease, i’m hopeful I will be able to get out and about and I look forward to meeting people from north to south, west to east, and in person wherever possible.
You will be able follow the latest news, events and blog here and see what I am up to. You can also discover the history of this ancient office, how new High Sheriffs are appointed, and the names of the hundreds of High Sheriffs of Herefordshire who have gone before me.
High Sheriff of Herefordshire 2021-2022
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Upcoming Events Panel
In this role, there will be many different events to attend. These include; meetings, gatherings and many other social occasions. Below are my next three upcoming events…
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1217 The Hereford Magna Carta
Did you know that Sheriffs are mentioned in 27 of the 63 clauses of Magna Carta of 1215? Duty bound to command the ‘posse commitatus’, Sheriffs were clearly fundamental to the running of the Shires.
The Mappa Mundi
The Mappa Mundi
The Mappa Mundi, a unique medieaval treasure, is on display at Hereford Cathedral. It shows Christian Europe as it was known at the time with Jerusalem in the centre.
It is believed to have been written in the year 1300, around 140 years after the first recorded High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Osborne Fitzrichard Le Scrope, was declared in c: 1060!
Past High Sheriffs
The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular Office in the United Kingdom after the Crown and dates from Saxon times. Below is our interactive timeline, where you can discover the history of the High Sheriff’s of Herefordshire, and look through the many different people who have occupied the role. Just slide the timeline along…
Patricia Claire Hodsoll Thomas
James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL
Nathaniel Hone DL
The Reverend Lady Lisvane
William James Jackson
Edward Mortimer Harley OBE DL
Major Patrick James Auchinleck Darling DL MFH
Robert Tabor DL
Lt-Col Charles Thwaites MBE
Simon David Arbuthnott DL
Elizabeth Jean Hunter
The Hon. Gilbert Greenall CBE
Lt-Col Michael Robin Ogilvie Leigh
John Sarne Yorke
Lt-Gen Sir John Paul Foley KCB OBE MC DL
Andrew William Grant
James Donald Nicholas DL
Georgina Sarah Henrietta Britten-Long
Col Sir Piers Henry George Bengough KCVO OBE DL
Andrew William Dyson Perrins
Mrs Thomas Hone