Sheriff matters (also with links re Lord Mayor)

The sheriffs are elected for a one year term of office by the liverymen of the 110 livery companies each Midsummer Day (24th June), and their year at the Old Bailey runs from the day before Michaelmas (28th September) for the next 12 months. 

It is a necessary qualification before being elected the Lord Mayor to be both an alderman, and to have served the office of sheriff. In addition to their duties supporting HM Judges at the Central Criminal Court, and the Lord Mayor at Mansion House, the City of London, and further afield, the two sheriffs also play an active role in the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

For more, please go to Election of Sheriffs

Ceremonial surrounding the installation of the new Lord Mayor

Election addresses of recent non-aldermanic sheriffs

Admission of Sheriffs and Sheriffs’ Breakfast

Common Hall - a note on election ceremonies specifically written with masters in mind

Job description of the aldermanic Sheriff, and “person specification"

Job description of the non aldermanic Sheriff and “person specification"

Twin aldermanic sheriffs

Job Description and Person Specification of the Lord Mayor

List of non aldermanic Sheriffs, since 1943 - other lists at A-Z page

Matters for the attention of the mother livery company of the non aldermanic Sheriff 

Quit Rents ceremony

Sheriffs' Chain Appeal - how it works

The Role of the Sheriffs - transcript of a talk given by Alderman Sir Robin Gillett in 1984

For more relating to the Lord Mayor, please go to the Library & Links

How to be Lord Mayor - a simple guide

© Nigel Pullman 2019