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

Indian High Commissioner visits Bristol

Indian High Commissioner visits Bristol

24 September 2021

Her excellency Mrs Gaitri Issar Kumar met business, health and community leaders during her recent visit to Bristol (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more).

W G Grace - howzat!

W G Grace - howzat!

21 September 2021

The bronze bust of the famous cricketer, W G Grace, was unveiled at the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground (click VIEW ALL NEWS AND EVENTS below for more).

Twitter Feed

Well done, Cadet Sjt. Your assistance was greatly appreciated during today's visit to #Bristol by Queen Camilla. https://t.co/5Mi1fYXqLc

18 May, 21:09

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to receive Her Majesty Queen Camilla at #Bristol's #Shirehampton Primary School, her first engagement following the #Coronation https://t.co/RY7OdQBcRQ

18 May, 17:40

Attending the Service of Dedication of The Rifles, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regimental Association at #SalisburyCathedral with @WiltsLieutenant was an absolute pleasure - a solemn, poignant & well attended occasion. https://t.co/OzBGfA3bfe

17 May, 20:14

Thank you for your service. What an honour for all of you! https://t.co/I4iD0sJVGb

15 May, 21:00

#Coronation  lunch with the Malcolm X Elders, #BristolReggaeOrchestra, @HSheriffBristol and our own imposter King Great fun!!! #GodSaveTheking https://t.co/xbB1oL2K2C

15 May, 14:55

Congratulations to Cadets on the field, the bench or in training. I am very proud of you! https://t.co/3fqFFDX2d4

14 May, 14:51

RT: CommofPurpose

The High Sheriff Award is for someone who's shown considerable dedication to the service of young people. @HSheriffBristol was sworn in as High Sheriff of Bristol on 28/03/2023. Sharon’s main priority for the year will be to shine a light on the children excluded from schools. https://t.co/oxMh3ZJzc7

14 May, 14:50

RT: RoyalFamily

The King and Queen with their eight Pages of Honour and Ladies in Attendance at Buckingham Palace on #Coronation Day. 📸 Hugo Burnand https://t.co/nouqBZ0Tvu

13 May, 10:40

RT: BrisStephen51

The lord Lieutennant of the County and City of Bristol reflecting on the Coronation of King Charles on Chanel 4. https://t.co/cAtNoUYDs1

9 May, 11:06

The Coronation Evensong held @BristolCathedra featured beautiful music, an apt sermon by @Bishopviv1, support from my DLs, @HSheriffBristol, @brislordmayor, @BrigJkFraserRM and @BACFBristol. #GodSaveTheKing https://t.co/KdbE8JvTs7

7 May, 18:58