Last Friday April 21st I was installed as High Sheriff of Surrey 2017/18. This was a formal ceremony with a congregation of around 200 as part of an Evensong Service in Guildford Cathedral. I read a long Declaration which included the words “I will truly and diligently execute the good laws and statutes of this realm, and in all things well and truly behave myself in my office for the honour of the Queen and the good of her subjects”. This Declaration was witnessed by a High Court Judge and then the previous High Sheriff Richard Whittington passed me the Badge of Office. Richard kindly hosted a reception after the service to celebrate the occasion.