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MAIN EVENTS IN THE HIGH SHERIFF'S DIARY

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.