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

A warm welcome for Canon Chancellor Michael Roden!

A warm welcome for Canon Chancellor Michael Roden!

12 January 2019

Reverend Michael Roden was installed as Canon Chancellor of Bristol Cathedral (for a full account please click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

New Year's reception with Commonwealth scholars

New Year's reception with Commonwealth scholars

5 January 2019

Commonwealth scholars studying in the Southwest of England from Africa, India and the Caribbean welcomed in the New Year (for the full account click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below).

Twitter Feed

The aroma, the taste, the satisfaction - Dahl! Perhaps I'll see you on the trail . . . . https://t.co/8wOXlQue3A

12 February, 08:07

A hearty welcome to @The_RPS to Bristol, your new home! Great exhibition launched during #RoyalBristolWeek https://t.co/r5neMslcFU

7 February, 21:40

RT: rogerg44

@PeachesTweets opens Leonardo di Vinci 12 cities one celebration exhibition @bristolmuseum @ace_southwest https://t.co/H3fZgyGWnx

5 February, 21:01

Tremendous thanks to @SmithWilliamson for sponsoring the #LeonardodaVinci drawings exhibition from The Queen's Royal Collection - making #Bristol one of 12 sites displaying them. #RoyalBristolWeek https://t.co/1yhNcyWTTE

5 February, 20:56

HRH The Princess Royal unveiled this plaque at Lower Colston's School today. @colstonsschool #RoyalBristolWeek #RoyalVisitBristol #SocietyofMerchantVenturers https://t.co/F1gO4oM1b8

5 February, 20:51

Kung Hei Fat Choi Happy #ChineseNewYear to all our friends in #Bristol #YearofthePig https://t.co/jBGvIMOm3B

5 February, 09:32


Ask a sailor, they will say that a day alongside is a day wasted. This day will be an exception though. Whilst @HMSPWLS gets ready to welcome us back to our birthplace, we can't wait to welcome our little sister home to #Portsmouth We may even let her use OUR jetty sometime 😉 https://t.co/2J4Q3Q9MX3

3 February, 17:09

RT: CllrAsherCraig

Celebrating the Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig with a huge crowd of visitors here at ⁦@bristolmuseum⁩ 🐖🎊🎉 https://t.co/abU2pR030h

3 February, 11:11

I'm both - American by birth and proudly British, too. https://t.co/LADW71OZyI

3 February, 09:58

During #RoyalBristoWeek we also have HRH The Princess Royal #RoyalVisitBristol at @colstonsschool on 5 Feb as well as the #leonardodavinci exhibition of the #RoyalCollectionTrust @RCT . Shall I show you round? https://t.co/oKzkR8tOAD

3 February, 09:48

RT: Hannah_Furness

All fun and games at Bristol Old Vic, but with a serious message from the Duchess of Sussex, who makes the case for drama and the creative arts to be given equal weight as sports in after-school clubs. All the details: https://t.co/0ndU78hIW6

2 February, 20:12