Buckinghamshire High Sheriffs may be expected to attend 300 or more engagements during their period of office.
There are a two key events in the High Sheriff’s calendar:
· the annual Declaration Ceremony, when the serving High Sheriff retires and his successor is sworn in
· an annual Church Service; traditionally this was known as the Court Sermon, and it was held when the Judges were in attendance prior to the opening of the County Assize; Judges still form a procession into the church.
The High Sheriff may organise one or more receptions (often a garden party) that provide opportunities for different sectors within the County to meet and share ideas, and for them to be recognised and affirmed.