Welcome to theCity and County of Bristol Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol,
Mrs Peaches Golding OBE,
is Her Majesty's representative in the City and County

As Lord-Lieutenant, Peaches is Her Majesty's representative in the City and County of Bristol and her first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. She will follow the example of the Queen and other members of the Royal family and seek to promote a good atmosphere and a spirit of co-operation in the City; she will encourage amicable and productive relationships between all sectors, whether involving the voluntary, social, commercial or civic life of the City.  Lord-Lieutenants also have traditional links with the Armed Forces and exercise leadership in a wide range of matters, from civil and defence to professional and voluntary.  The Lord-Lieutenant is also the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace. 

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Your Lieutenancy

Your Lieutenancy

The Lieutenancy Office for County and City of Bristol is located at Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA - see map at the bottom of this page.  The Bristol Lieutenancy is one of 55 Lieutenancies in England and Wales and serves a population of 428,100 (2011). The City is diverse with more than 91 languages being spoken and 45 religions observed.  Bristol is proud to be an inclusive and harmonious city. 

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What We Do

What We Do

The Lord-Lieutenant is here to help you or your organisation to be of service to the wider community.  Whether it is a visit to your organisation to recognise the work being done, a recommendation to attend a Royal Garden Party, advice on how to nominate a colleague or friend for a national honour based on the high quality of service performed and more, the Lord-Lieutenant is pleased to help.

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Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards

Recognising excellence at the level of personal, business or voluntary organisational achievement requires the inhabitants of Bristol to submit nominations.  However, the Lord-Lieutenant promotes and reviews submissions and the Lieutenancy is keen to encourage more applications for:

  • Honours in the UK honours system
  • The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
  • The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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News and Events

Bristol Steamship Owners’ 87th Annual Dinner

Bristol Steamship Owners’ 87th Annual Dinner

4 October 2018

The 87th annual dinner aboard the ss Great Britain.  For a fuller account  click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS just below.

A Journey around The Planets

A Journey around The Planets

1 October 2018

The Planetarium at We The Curious staged a 3-D journey around the solar system in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst.  For additional information click VIEW ALL NEWS AND  EVENTS below.

Twitter Feed

RT: SSGreatBritain

Great to see #Bristol on the global stage for the @gpmayors Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit. It was a pleasure to welcome guests here yesterday, together with @BW_Initiative and @BristolCouncil #GPMsummit #bristolglobalcity https://t.co/vP0TL9CNH0

23 October, 09:38

Affiliates of @HMSPWLS commemorated and celebrated The Battle of #Trafalgar aboard, and dined in Vice Admiral Lord #Nelson's cabin. A memorable and impactful evening. Thank you. @BrigJkFraserRM @DurieJames @LdLtMerseyside @INEOS @GreenHosp @GoldsmithsCo @RoyalNavy @RoyalMarines https://t.co/3ynbKjp8XV

23 October, 09:02

I am so very proud of you. #Congratulations. Continue to inspire us with your academic excellence, leadership and representation! https://t.co/vpltLO3B63

23 October, 08:52

You inspire us! #Thankyou ! !

23 October, 08:35

RT: SelfeSTEAMgirl

@BetterMakeRoom 2nd group of thanks goes 2 mentors who always take time 2 support me. #MentorsMatter 4 students, especially girls. #IfWeSeeItWeCanBeIt So thank you @MyieshaTaylorMD @KimberlyKiel @PeachesTweets @shonadeb @DrMaryHicks @DonnaHamiltonMD @DrDeonza @jaramos_jr @JenSiebelNewsom

23 October, 08:35

A truly wonderful and memorable evening, historic in so many ways. On behalf of our City of #Bristol, affiliated with @HMSPWLS, #thankyou so much! https://t.co/anRiHg8aLo

23 October, 08:35

On Sunday, the Bishop of Bristol was enthroned @BristolCathedra. Here the Lord-Lieutenant of #Gloucestershire @damejtrotter, High Sheriff of #Wiltshire Nicky Alberry, DL Wiltshire and High Sheriff of Bristol are ready to join me in the procession. What a happy occsion! https://t.co/M2fbH8ZoRx

22 October, 17:41

RT: LadyMBristol

Wonderful Royal Society Of St. George Trafalgar Day Service at Christ Church with very smart Maritime Youth Group. Proud to deputise for the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol. https://t.co/bPbNVwPA0q

22 October, 15:59

RT: BristolCathedra

In the lead up to @VivFaull's enthronement tomorrow we're sharing nine days of prayer, using extracts from Oliver Tomkins's unfinished meditations on the Lord's Prayer, Paternoster Pondered. #Novena #DayNine https://t.co/C7l4Z4tcqY

19 October, 09:56

Congratulations to all the winners, indeed! Well done and thanks, too. https://t.co/90RdMH25vK

19 October, 09:49

RT: wabbey

The bouquet carried by Princess Eugenie at the #royalweddding yesterday has been sent to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior here at Westminster Abbey. This royal wedding tradition was started by The Queen Mother and remembers fallen soldiers. 💐 https://t.co/F9yI98XnIq

15 October, 20:44