Winchester Cathedral was the magnificent location for this year’s traditional judicial service, which was Choral Matins on what is called Law Sunday.
Dr Llewelyn said: “It was a very great pleasure to join the celebrations at Winchester with my fellow High Sheriffs. It was a beautiful setting for this ancient tradition.”
The High Sheriff of Hampshire, Phillip Sykes, hosted the service, which included High Sheriffs from nearby counties, and the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, who as tradition dictates sits at the front of the cathedral seating.
A wide range of guests who work tirelessly to keep the Queen’s Peace attended. They included judges and their clerks, coroners, magistrates, the police, fire and rescue services, and the Police and Crime Commissioner. The rest of the audience was made up of civic dignitaries, such as mayors and their consorts and county and borough council representatives and representatives from the voluntary sector.
The civic procession was followed by the shrieval procession, with the High Sheriff of Hampshire being the last person to be guided to his seat before the service started.
Pictured from left to right: The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Greater London, Isle of Wight, the Under Sheriff of Hampshire, and the High Sheriffs of Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.
Dr Llewelyn pauses for a moment in the historic cathedral.