High Sheriffs greatly value the tradition of appointing their own Chaplain to attend on them and assist on matters of faith. Respecting the background and faith of a High Sheriff, the Chaplain can be a faith leader of any religion or denomination and sometimes High Sheriffs appoint both a chaplain of their own faith and one of the Church of England.

The Chaplin will principally be involved with assisting at shrieval church services and on other formal occasions for example, the Declaration Ceremony that follows the High Sheriff’s appointment by the Monarch and at the High Sheriff’s Justice Service which takes place at the start of the Judicial year in October. The Chaplain may also play a valuable role as adviser to the High Sheriff on inter-faith matters in the community.