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The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to be invited to Rochester Cathedral for their Easter Sunday Service. The Cathedral was able to have a limited congregation in line with current guidelines and the Service was also live streamed and can be...
On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Nation marked a year since it first went into lockdown by a National Day of Reflection organised by Marie Curie. Deputy Lieutenants joined the minute’s silence at midday including Peter Gilbert and Bhargawa Vasudaven who are currently working and volunteering at vaccination centres. The Dean of Rochester Cathedral held […]
Commonwealth Day 2021 was on Monday 8 March and virtual events took place across the County to mark this important day. Kent Equality Cohesion Council hosted an online event to celebrate the Commonwealth with speakers from many backgrounds given the opportunity to speak including two of our Deputy Lieutenants, Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven and Mrs Rosemary […]
Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Georgie Warner DL was pleased to be able to represent the Lord-Lieutenant at the Installation Service for Reverend Rachel Robertson to the Vicarage of Goudhurst with Kilndown. The Service took place at St Mary’s in Goudhurst and Mrs Warner read the Letters Patent. The Bishop of Dover was also present however, attendance […]
Kent’s New Year Honours have been announced and we are extremely proud of everyone who has received an Honour in this year’s list. We are very fortunate to have so many exceptional people in the County and we would like to wish every recipient many congratulations. Kent Online has the full story with more details […]
Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, was delighted to attend a socially distanced 100th birthday celebration for Colonel Edward Toms. Due to restrictions, Col Toms wasn’t able to celebrate as he would have liked but Hythe and Saltwood Royal British Legion ensured that this day to be celebrated didn’t go unmarked. Col Toms was also thrilled […]
The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present Mr John Cannon with his MBE at the Archbishop’s Palace last week. Mr Cannon was awarded with the MBE for Services to the British Cobnut Industry in the New Year Honours list. Unfortunately, Investitures at the Buckingham Palace have been unable to take place this year due to the […]
On Monday 23 November, the Lord-Lieutenant was pleased to attend the Swearing in Ceremony of seven new Magistrates for the North Kent Bench in the presence of His Honour Judge Julian Smith. Congratulations to all the new magistrates and thank you for taking on this important role in the County. The Kent Magistracy is recruiting […]
The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend the Remembrance Sunday Service in Canterbury and lay a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. The Service can be viewed here. The Lord-Lieutenant also took part in the two minutes silence for the Great Lines Remembrance Service which can be viewed here. Deputy Lieutenants were pleased to […]
The Lady Colgrain, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has, with Her Majesty The Queen’s approval, appointed Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL, of Canterbury, to be her Vice Lord-Lieutenant. He will serve a three-year term with effect from Monday 9th November 2020. Brigadier Minter has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2002 and has served on the […]
The Lady Colgrain, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent and The Queen’s official representative in the county, has issued this message for Remembrance Sunday, November 8, 2020. Our acts of remembrance will be very different this year. Sadly, lockdown will curtail attendances at many planned ceremonies across Kent and Medway. However, the restrictions this year should in no […]
Eight new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed today, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation. They are Mrs Jane Ashton (Ashford); Mr Tim Bull (Tunbridge Wells); Mr Lennox Cato (Sevenoaks); Mrs Kate Fenwick (Ashford); Mr Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson (Sevenoaks); Lady Newey (Sevenoaks); Lord Northbourne (Dover); and Professor […]