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March 2014

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the thanksgiving service for the life of Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey. They visited Heathrow Police Station. They attended the blessing of the Tyburn Megillah. They gave a reception at Fishmongers' Hall. The speaker was Professor Lawrence Sherman of the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. The moderator was the Right Honourable the Lord Judge. A dinner for the speakers was attended by the Prime Warden, the Deputy Commissioner, the Common Serjeant and the Governor of Holloway. The High Sheriff and his wife were guests of the Commissioner at an understated 'pie and mash' evening at New Scotland Yard. They attended the service of the High Sheriff of West Sussex at Chichester Cathedral. They commissioned a kneeler from Fine Cell Work to inaugurate a prison ministry at St. Nicholas Church, Chiswick. They attended Brent Police and went on patrol. They presented a Koestler Trust painting by a prisoner to their Chaplain in honour of his outstanding work to the prison ministry of Great Britain and overseas. They visited HMYOI Feltham with the Under Sheriff, their Chaplain, the Chairman of the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund, a Sheriff of the City of London.

The High Sheriff gave awards under the Criminal Law Act of 1826 in Blackfriars Crown Court courtesy of the Resident Judge His Honour Judge Marron, QC and presided over by His Honour Judge Clarke, QC. He attended a restorative justice programme at Holloway managed by Prison Fellowship and sponsored by Oldfield Partners. He saw Juliet Lyon, CEO of Prison Reform Trust. With the Under Sheriff he attended and was the principal speaker at Young People of the Year Awards.

The High Sheriff and his wife attending the service of thanksgiving for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey.


The High Sheriff, his wife and the Under Sheriff visiting Heathrow Police.


The blessing of the Tyburn Megillah Book of Esther.


The High Sheriff and his wife at Fishmongers' Hall ahead of his talk and reception.


Professor Sherman answers questions from Lord Judge at the High Sheriff's talk.


The Viscount and Judicial Greffier of Jersey with the High Sheriff at his reception in Fishmongers' Hall.


The High Sheriff and his wife with the former Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex and her husband at Chichester Cathedral.


The High Sheriff with a kneeler commissioned by Fine Cell Work and made in prison at the launch of a prison ministry in Chiswick.


The Borough Commander of Brent with the High Sheriff and his wife.


The High Sheriff on patrol in Brent.


Greenwich Volunteer Police Cadets with their National Crimebeat prize medals.


The Chaplain to the High Sheriff receives a Koestler Trust painting by a prisoner from the High Sheriff.


The Commissioner and an award recipient who had helped the police, with the High Sheriff at his award ceremony at Blackfriars Crown Court.


The High Sheriff with award recipients under the Criminal Justice Act of 1826 at his award ceremony at Blackfriars Crown Court.

 
A visit to HMYOI Feltham by the High Sheriff, his wife, the Under Sheriff, his Chaplain, a City Sheriff and the Chairman of the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund.


Two Young People of the Year take a selfie with the High Sheriff.


Tony Gearing, founder of Young People of the Year, with the High Sheriff and Under Sheriff.


The High Sheriff at Young People of the Year awards with an outstanding nominee.


The High Sheriff at the High Sheriff of West Sussex's service in Chichester Cathedral.


February 2014

In February the High Sheriff of Greater London was given lunch by Roger Westbrook, Chief Honorary Steward of Westminster Abbey. He visited Roger Evans AM at City Hall to discuss the policing of Greater London. He saw David Ahern, CEO of Shannon Trust. He visited Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime, and Blair Gibbs in City Hall.

The High Sheriff and his wife visited HMP Wormwood Scrubs accompanied by Adrian Waddingham, Sheriff of the City of London. They attended the reception given by the Judges of Snaresbrook Crown Court in the Painted Room of the Royal Courts of Justice. They attended the East Sussex Judicial Service in Lewes. They visited the Marine unit of the Metropolitan Police, founded in 1798 and perhaps the oldest police force in the world, and the Thames Police Museum in Wapping. They visited Great Scotland Yard Stables. They were given lunch with Lady Fellowes and Sir Michael Wakeford by Mairi Duthie, CEO of Handmade Alliance at its York House office and workshop. They attended the opening of The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton. 

The High Sheriff and his wife with Adrian Waddingham, Sheriff of the City of London, outside 
HMP Wormwood Scrubs.


The High Sheriffs of East Sussex and Greater London enjoying a drink in Lewes.


The High Sheriff with Blair Gibbs and Stephen Greenhalgh in City Hall.


The High Sheriff, his wife, the Under Sheriff with Inspector Tania Martin, Mark Jones and skipper Peter Sandall of the Marine unit of the Metropolitan Police Service.


The shrieval team with their skipper and Inspector Martin in the background.


Misha Jones with exhibits at the Thames Police Museum at Wapping.


The Patrick Colquhoun.


The High Sheriff at Great Scotland Yard Stables.


The High Sheriff at Great Scotland Yard Stables. 


Sargent Jon Taylor of Great Scotland Yard Stables with his horse Kingsman.


The High Sheriff and his wife visiting Handmade Alliance with founder Mairi Duthie and master stitcher Alan.


January 2014

The High Sheriff addressed new citizens at the City of Westminster ceremony as a guest of the Lord Mayor. He saw the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. He addressed the Council of the High Sheriffs' Association at their annual lunch. He attended the London Government Dinner as a guest of the Lord Mayor of the City of London. He held a meeting with the Clerk to the Privy Council. He visited the Victims' Commissioner, Baroness Newlove. He was, with the High Sheriff of Essex and the Chief Constable of Essex, a guest of Baroness Cox at the House of Lords to discuss the problems posed by Sharia courts and law in England and Wales.

The High Sheriff and his wife gave lunch to sessional prison chaplains of all faiths at St. Augustine's Church Queen's Gate, courtesy of the Reverend Paul Cowley, Chaplain to the High Sheriff. The chaplains were addressed by Mr. Michael Spurr, CEO of NOMS and Mr. Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. He opened the new Resettlement Building at HMP Brixton with his wife, as a guest of Governor Ed Tullett and Senior Chaplain the Reverend Philip Chadder. They visited HMP Pentonville with the Reverend Paul Cowley, the Under Sheriff and David Ahern, CEO of Shannon Trust. They visited Isleworth Crown Court as a guest of His Honour Judge McGregor Johnson. They visited Inner London Crown Court as a guest of His Honour Judge Chapple. They attended a fund-raising reception for Handmade Alliance. They attended the 175th anniversary service for the University of Westminster at Westminster Abbey.

The High Sheriff, his wife, chaplain and Rev'd Phil Chadder, the Senior Chaplain at HMP Brixton.


The High Sheriff declares the Resettlement Building at HMP Brixton open.


The High Sheriff, his wife, Governor Ed Tullett, Phil Morrey and the Rev'd Phil Chadder outside the new building.


The High Sheriff under instruction tries out a rowing machine in the new gymnasium.


The High Sheriff and his wife at the Prison Radio room in HMP Brixton.


The High Sheriff and Sister Theresa, chaplain of HMP Belmarsh at the Greater London Prison Chaplains' lunch.


The Bishop of Southwark at the centre of lunchtime discussions between prison chaplains of Greater London.


The High Sheriff with His Honour Judge McGregor-Johnson the Recorder of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at Isleworth Crown Court.


The High Sheriff addresses new citizens with the Lord Mayor of Westminster.


The High Sheriff of Greater London and the Lord Mayor of Westminster with new British citizens.


The High Sheriff with His Honour Judge Chapple the Recorder of Southwark at Inner London Crown Court.


The High Sheriff and his wife with Therese Curran, Operations Manager of Inner London Crown Court.


The High Sheriff with Mairi Duthie, founder of Handmade Alliance.


December 2013

The High Sheriff of Greater London and his wife attended Woolwich Crown Court as a guest of His Honour Judge Kinch. They were guests of the Lord Mayor of Westminster at the lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, a gift of the people of Norway. They attended the Jack Petchey Foundation Volunteer Police Cadet awards for Greater London in Kensington Town Hall. They attended the Metropolitan Police Driving School at Bovington and Hendon. They attended Snaresbrook Crown Court, the largest criminal court in Europe, as a guest of His Honour Judge Radford. They attended the Metropolitan Police Carol Service and reception. They attended the Hounslow Volunteer Police Cadet award ceremony, where the High Sheriff had the honour of presenting awards. The High Sheriff was a guest of the Lord Mayor of Westminster at her Christmas lunch. 

The High Sheriff was a guest of the National Judicial Institute in Kuwait. He discussed the Emirati interest in Volunteer Police Cadets with Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. 

The High Sheriff is presented with a model pearl-fishers' boat at the National Judicial Institute of Kuwait.


The High Sheriff and Dominic Jermey, HBM Ambassador to the U.A.E.


The High Sheriff and the Deputy Commissioner present awards to cadets.


The High Sheriff and family with Police Sergeant Jim Widdicks.


The High Sheriff and family inspect a bullet proof lorry with PC Andy Moinard.


The High Sheriff with His Honour Judge Radford.


The High Sheriff outside Snaresbrook Crown Court's elegant mock-Tudor building.


The High Sheriff with the best Hounslow Volunteer Police Cadets.


The High Sheriff with Mr. Keith Reed, Operations Manager, at Woolwich Crown Court.


The High Sheriff and family at the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree.


November 2013
The High Sheriff and his wife were guests at the RAF Benevolent Fund charity concert in St. Clements Danes given by the National Air Training Corps Concert Band. They attended the AGM of the High Sheriffs' Association in Fishmongers' Hall. They joined over 500 attendees at the Prison Ministry Conference organised by the Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Greater London and William Wilberforce Trust. They attended a Service of Remembrance in Westminster Abbey and later that day a remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Kristalnacht. They attended the reading of names of high sheriffs in nomination in England and Wales in the Royal Courts of Justice. They attended an evening with the Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets at Alleyn's School in Dulwich. They had the honour of attending the justice service at the invitation of the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire. They attended Kingston Crown Court at the invitation of His Honour Judge Price, Recorder of Richmond. They attended an evening with the Hounslow Volunteer Police Cadets. They attended the first Passing Out Parade of the Metropolitan Police at Horse Guards. They entertained Her Majesty's judges and Chief Inspector of Constabulary at home. They attended the service for the C.S.Lewis memorial stone at Westminster Abbey. They attended the Asylum Tribunal at the invitation of Vice-President Libby Arfon-Jones. 

The High Sheriff attended a talk and reception in the House of Lords for the Centre for Mental Health. He attended the Hood Memorial Lecture on prisoners in the UK given by Bishop Richard Moth and organised by Andy Keen-Downs of PACT. The High Sheriff spoke at the presentation of awards for the Metropolitan Police Special Operations. He chaired a discussion between the National Volunteer Police Cadets and the Community Police and others from Abu Dhabi. He entertained Her Majesty's Sheriff of Guernsey to breakfast and was given lunch by the Viscount and Judicial Greffier of Jersey with the Master of the Royal Court and Deputy Judicial Greffier in attendance. He was given an audience by the Bailiff of Jersey and discussed the role of Volunteer Police Cadets. He discussed issues of law enforcement with Baroness Cox. He and the Under Sheriff were guests at a dinner of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London. They attended with their spouses the 60th anniversary service for National Churches Trust in Westminster Abbey at which the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke.

Bishop Richard Moth delivers the Hood Memorial lecture.


The High Sheriff with Colonel Mubarak Bin Muhairom.


The High Sheriff in action with the Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets




The High Sheriff at Special Operations awards.


The High Sheriff and Her Majesty's Sheriff of Guernsey


The 14lb 13 oz Royal Mace of the States of Jersey - the only one which may be carried upright ahead of the monarch. 


The High Sheriff with the Viscount and Judicial Greffier of Jersey in a street named after an ancestor of the High Sheriff.


The High Sheriff and the Recorder of Richmond.


The High Sheriff with Caroline Duval, Operational Delivery Manager at Kingston Crown Court.


The High Sheriff with Police Cadets in Hounslow.


The first Passing Out Parade of the Metropolitan Police to be held in Horse Guards.




The High Sheriff with the Master of Magdalene after the dedication of the C.S. Lewis memorial in Westminster Abbey.


The High Sheriff and Under Sheriff with their spouses outside Westminster Abbey after the National Churches Trust 60th anniversary service.


The High Sheriff and Under Sheriff with Volunteer Police Cadets working at Victoria Station


October 2013
In October the High Sheriff of Greater London and the Under Sheriff of Greater London attended a service in Westminster Abbey to mark the opening of the Michaelmas Sittings and were guests of the Lord Chancellor at a reception in Westminster Hall. The High Sheriff and his wife entertained Her Majesty's judges at home. They attended the judicial service of the High Sheriff of Kent in Maidstone at which the Canon Vicar spoke on the importance of the ninth commandment in society today. The High Sheriff breakfasted in the Old Bailey to hear first-hand the significant work of the Sheriffs' and Recorder's fund. The High Sheriff and his wife attended the 850th annual ceremony of Quit Rents in the Royal Courts of Justice and with the new City sheriffs were entertained by the Queen's Remembrancer. They attended a dinner for the Archbishop of Canterbury given by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London and his wife. They attended Croydon Crown Court. They attended the justice service of the High sheriff of Essex in Chelmsford Cathedral. They attended the Lord-Lieutenant's reception in Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall. They attended a dinner for the former Under Sheriff in Fishmongers' Hall.

In the Supreme Court presided over by Lord Clarke in the presence of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Fiona Taylor, the High Sheriff presented awards under the Criminal Law Act 1826 to those who had been recommended by judges for their public service in the upholding of justice. Afterwards he entertained the judges, recipients and their families in a celebration of these remarkable, brave and public spirited actions. 

The High Sheriff was guest of the London Mayors' Association at the Feast of Dedication in Westminster Abbey and at the mayors' reception. The High Sheriff attended Harrow Crown Court. He held a quarterly meeting for High Sheriffs in Nomination to meet past High Sheriffs. He attended Westminster Coroner's Court and was entertained to lunch by HM Coroner. 

Judges enter Westminster Abbey for the service marking the opening of the Michaelmas Sittings.


The High Sheriff of Greater London entertained by the High Sheriff of Kent after the shire's judicial service.


Mr Adrian Waddingham, one of the two City of London sheriffs with the wife of the High Sheriff of Greater London


The High Sheriff as a guest of His Honour Judge Warick McKinnon with the judges and magistrates at Croydon Crown Court.


The High Sheriff of Greater London with Sandra Lovesey, Operations Manager of Croydon Crown Court.


The High Sheriff of Greater London presenting awards at the Supreme Court.


The High Sheriff with award recipients and their families.


The High Sheriff with the mayors of the 32 boroughs of Greater London and the Dean of Westminster.


The High Sheriff and HM Coroner Dr. Fiona Wilcox.


Westminster Coroner's Court, 65 Horseferry Road, a gift of the Duke of Westminster, built in 1897.


September 2013
In September the High Sheriff of Greater London discussed Metropolitan Volunteer Police Cadets with Gwanwyn Mason and Jon Thompson, and National VPC with Ed Sherry, Programme Director. The High Sheriff visited Southwark Crown Court. He met the team running Caring for Ex-Offenders. He attended the Metropolitan Police Passing Out Parade. He saw Adrian Wadingham, Sheriff of the City of London. He attended the opening of Fine Cell Work's pop-up shop in Sloane Square. He saw Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, and Blair Gibbs. He attended the evening reception of PACT, an ex-offenders' welfare charity. The High Sheriff, his wife and Under Sheriffs were shown round HMP Holloway by Governor Julia Killick. The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Hounslow Police open day. They attended the opening of the Koestler Trust exhibition of prisoners' art at the Royal Festival Hall. The High Sheriff attended the "gang call-in" at Wood Green Crown Court at the invitation of His Honour Judge Lyons. He had a meeting with Jonathan Osborne, senior police chaplain. 

The High Sheriff of Greater London attends the Metropolitan Police Passing Out Parade at the Peel Centre.
  

Andy Keen Downs, CEO of PACT, Fr. Roger Reader and Bishop Richard Moth at the PACT reception.


The High Sheriff and Under Sheriff of Greater London visiting Holloway Prison.


The High Sheriff attends the Hounslow Police Open Day - with PCSO Steve attracting crowds and Chief Inspector Inspector Sally Benatar.
  

The High Sheriff and Tim Robertson, CEO of Koestler Trust, at the opening of Koestler's exhibition in the Royal Festival Hall.


August 2013
The High Sheriff and his wife visited Belmarsh Prison. The High Sheriff entertained Sheriff Nigel Pullman of the City of London in Greater London. The High Sheriff visited Tom Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary. 


July 2013
In July the High Sheriff of Greater London and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire jointly visited the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge, seeing the largest criminology library in the world with a superb collection of prisoners' art bought through the Koestler Trust. They discussed the Institute's research with Professor Lawence Sherman, the Director, and Professor Alison Liebling.
 

The High Sheriff of Greater London attended the Civic Service in Westminster Abbey held for the Lord Mayor of Westminster attended by Volunteer Police Cadets.
      

The High Sheriff of Greater London and the High Sheriff of Essex sat with H.H. Judge Emma Peters at the Military Court at Colchester. They then visited the Military Correction Training Centre attended by Major L.C. Snook, A.G.C., Commandant M.C.T.C.


At the invitation of the Chairman of Trustees, the High Sheriff of Greater London attended the Sheriff and Recorders' Fund A.G.M. in the Central Criminal Court at which Nick Hardwick, H.M. Chief Inspector of Prisons gave the address.

The High Sheriff and his wife were guests of the Southward Cathedral Education Centre.
The High Sheriff discussed prison charities with the director and the senior manager of the Westminster Foundation.

The High Sheriff sat with H.H. Judge Lyons at Wood Green Crown Court.



The High Sheriff was the guest of the President and Chief Executive of the Supreme Court at the opening of the centenary exhibition of the Middlesex Guildhall.



At the annual Volunteer Police Cadets Competition and Parade at the Peel Centre, the High Sheriff made reviewed cadets and gave out an award to the winning team from the Borough of Lambeth.








June 2013
In June The High Sheriff of Greater London was a guest of Sheriff Nigel Pullman at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.

He addressed the inaugural parade in Greater London of Junior Volunteer Police Cadets, which took place in the Borough of Haringey.
 

He visited Borough Commander Victor Olisa in Tottenham.


He visited the Sheriff and Under Sheriff of San Francisco and discussed the jail ministry with the clergy of Grace Cathedral.


He discussed cadets in Greater London with Colonel Hugh Purcell.

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the annual display of work by prisoners organised by Fine Cell Work in Middle Temple Hall.

He discussed the work of London Youth Support Trust with Rob Whitmore, one of its founders.

The High Sheriff, his wife, the Under Sheriff and Chaplain visited David Ahern, CEO, Shannon Trust to discuss their work on literacy in prisons. They held a meeting with Terry Drummond,CA, to discuss the work of Chaplains in the prison service.


They held a meeting with Terry Drummond,CA, to discuss the work of Chaplains in the prison service.

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the garden party of the High Sheriff of Surrey and talked to several charities about their work there.


On 28th June in an annual ceremony on the date of the first policeman to die on duty, the High Sheriff laid a wreath in memory of members of the Metropolitan Police who had died in the course of duty and spoke to many of the families attending.

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the garden party of the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire and discussed the work of the shrievalty in that county. 



May 2013
Service of Dedication - High Sheriff of Greater London, St Nicholas, Chiswick on 21 May 2013
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The High Sheriff of Greater London and his wife attended the opening of the London Youth Support Trust's special new building in Tottenham by the Mayor of London and LYST CEO Rob Whitmore.

The High Sheriff attended the Prison Fellowship and talked to Natalie Cronin, CEO, and members of staff about their programmes for prisoners.

The Society of Royal Cumberland Youths, founded in 1747, rang the bells of St. Nicholas Church, Chiswick to mark the appointment of a Chiswick man as High Sheriff of Greater London.













On 1st May the High Sheriff of Greater London joined the Commissioner of Police 
of the Metropolis in congratulating recipients of Long Service and Good Conduct 
awards at the Peel Centre in Hendon.



On 2nd May the High Sheriff, his wife and the Under Sheriff visited the Bishop of 
Southwark to discuss issues of law and order in Greater London.


April 2013
The High Sheriff of Greater London was sworn in by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on 12th April.


On 18th April the High Sheriff, his wife, the Under Sheriff and 
Chaplain visit Wandsworth Prison including a visit to the Fine 
Cell Work workshop and later the High Sheriff and his wife visit 
the chief executive and staff of Fine Cell Work in Buckingham 
Place Road.

On 19th April the High Sheriff and Under Sheriff visited Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

On 25th April the High Sheriff and his wife attended the William Wilberforce Ball, organised by the Chief Executive of the William Wilberforce Trust, The Reverend Paul Cowley, Chaplain to the High Sheriff.

 

 

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