Chaplain

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

The Chaplain is principally involved in 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 in Leicestershire takes place at the start of the Judicial year in October. The Chaplain also plays a valuable role as adviser to the High Sheriff on inter-faith matters in the community, and often accompanies him on visits to charities, voluntary groups and other faiths and denominations.

The current High Sheriff of Leicestershire's Chaplain is:

The Rev'd Simon Shouler, MA (Cantab).  Simon ministers in the village of Long Clawson and within the Vale of Belvoir benefice.