The new High Sheriff of Kent pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L'Isle MBE.

Declaration Ceremony of the new High Sheriff of Kent, 8th April, 2018

Mrs Jane Ashton was installed as the new High Sheriff of Kent at St George’s Church, Benenden, on Sunday 8th April 2018. The service was preceded by  a luncheon at Benenden School, and followed by tea there by kind permission of the Headmistress, Mrs Samantha Price. The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political […]

Sheerness Dockyard Church (c) Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust.

Duke of Kent visits Sheppey, 5th April, 2018

The Duke of Kent arrived on the Isle of Sheppey greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant, and started his visit at the Guildhall Museum at Queenborough to meet the Charter 650 Committee which was formed to celebrate 650 years of the town’s Royal Charter which was given by King Edward lll. The Duke then toured the fire-damaged […]

Cranbrook School Founders Day

Cranbrook School Founder’s Day Celebration, St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook, 22nd March 2018

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield DL, represented the Lord-Lieutenant at Cranbrook School’s fifth centenary celebrations on 22nd March 2018, when a unique Founders’ Day service was held at St. Dunstan’s Church. Held in honour of founder John Blubery and other benefactors, including Queen Elizabeth I, the service was also attended by the […]

The Lord-Lieutenant celebrates Queen and Commonwealth. (c) Robert Berry

Lord-Lieutenant’s Annual Civic Service, Canterbury Cathedral, 20th March 2018

  The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, celebrated HM The Queen’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to the Commonwealth and its 53 Sovereign States at the annual Civic Service held in Canterbury Cathedral on 20th March. Statistically, half the population of Kent and Medway have ties to one or more Commonwealth countries. The Lord-Lieutenant revealed this […]

Top table at the New Romney International Women's Day Charity Dinner. (c) Susan Pilcher, Footprints

International Women’s Day Charity Dinner, Littlestone Golf Club, 8th March 2018

It has become a well-established tradition for Councillor Patricia Rolfe, currently the Deputy Mayor of New Romney, to host an annual charity dinner for International Women’s Day. This year’s dinner, held at the Littlestone Golf Club, was extremely well supported by local women of all ages and from all walks of life, and the Lord-Lieutenant’s […]