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



7 September 2021

 Mrs Peaches Golding OBE RNR hands over Presidency of  Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association to Wiltshire’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Sarah Troughton (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more info).  

Installation of Canon Jonnie Parkin

Installation of Canon Jonnie Parkin

22 August 2021

Canon Rev’d Jonnie Parkin installed as Bristol Cathedral’s Canon Missioner (for more info click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

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Tremendous improvements are being made in Southmead that will change the lives of residents young and old. If you are able to help out, please, please do so. https://t.co/cSGw4IO2DP

19 October, 21:27

Congratulations, Jed - what a pleasure to meet you at yesterday's Investiture. https://t.co/0ppLU40xNc

19 October, 21:25

RT: PMStudioUK

Charles Golding’s expertise in digital media ranges across several fields including filmmaking and interactive design. He is also creative director of @cargomovement. Charles will be a part of the Augmenting Places: AR for the People panel → https://t.co/PjCNeMAGgQ #beyondconf

19 October, 20:50

Another real treasure in @BristolCathedra - Cranmer's Bible dated 1540. https://t.co/pOgCuZ2Rbz

19 October, 15:55

BZ on the excellent ceremonial Guard for HMQ. A very proud moment for @RoyalNavy https://t.co/1rObZwWIP5

16 October, 12:27

RT: AdmTonyRadakin

I am delighted to welcome @VAdmBenKey as the next First Sea Lord. As a previous Fleet Commander and now CJO, he brings a wealth of operational experience and will continue the @RoyalNavy’s modernisation to ensure we meet future threats and deliver for the Nation. https://t.co/7XTeuTVnys

16 October, 12:25

Thank you so much and congratulations on your project. I adore the posters and all the research you have conducted! I hope to meet you before too long. https://t.co/8aQM4MDGqf

16 October, 12:22

Congratulations on winning the Covid 19 Success Story Award! You are a true inspiration - well done, Faye. https://t.co/Cm6A532zZ7

16 October, 12:18

RT: BBCS_Events

Join Prince William and Sir David Attenborough for the first ever @EarthshotPrize Awards. With performances from @EdSheeran, @Coldplay, @YemiAladee, @KSI & @ShawnMendes. Watch the #EarthshotPrize at 8pm, Sunday 17th October on @BBCOne & @BBCiPlayer. #EarthshotLondon2021 https://t.co/ayrL32akUz

13 October, 16:24

Opening @BlueEarthSummit today in #Bristol aligned with our City's environmental credentials and our need to urgently and actively repair our Planet. The voices of young activists & vulnerable people around the globe are calling for action. @kemenzerem @TimSmitEden https://t.co/PzCR0Gh2kS

13 October, 16:23

Introducing my 2021 Lord-Lieutenant's Cadets. These capable young people will assist me in a variety of activities over the coming year. They are a credit to their families, schools and the Services they represent. @WRFCA @BACFBristol @BrigJkFraserRM @RAFSETWWM https://t.co/awxLzkgFRX

13 October, 12:48

Luck you - up on the roof! I wish I were there with you. This lantern will flood natural light into the @RWABristol and bring to life the amazing artwork inside. Happy renovations - well done to you and the team! https://t.co/vQCsNuqxph

13 October, 12:42