15-17 May 2020 Spring Investiture, Wellingborough School, Northamptonshire 23-25 October 2020 Autumn Investiture, Chester Cathedral, Chester
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To our Grand Chaplain, Revd Dr Gordon Giles. The Lord Chancellor has recently announced Gordon’s promotion to Canon Chancellor at Rochester Cathedral. This is a significant promotion for our Grand Chaplain and one that is richly deserved.
Chev. Alderman John Garbutt, KGOTJ, Grand Chancellor of the Grand Priory of England, was appointed by the Queen's Royal Warrant to be High Sheriff of Greater London with effect from his Swearing-In on 2nd April, 2020. Because of the pandemic restrictions, instead of occurring at the Royal Courts of Justice as would normally be the case, John declared his Oath by video conference (the first time ever) from home, in front of the Lord Chief Justice, the Queen's Remembrancer and other senior High Court Judges from the Royal Courts who were also at their homes. In this role, his remit will cover the RCJ itself, all Crown Courts around London (with the exception of the Old Bailey), plus the prisons, Metropolitan Police, and most other aspects of the Judicial system across Greater London."
The Grand Priory wishes Captain Tom Moore a very Happy 100th Birthday and is proud to have supported his cause.