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Charles Watt and Matthew Hutton
Chaplain appointed for new High Sheriff of Norfolk

The new High Sheriff for Norfolk was sworn in today (March 28) and he has appointed Rev. Matthew Hutton as his Chaplain for the coming year.

The High Sheriff appoints a Chaplain, both to have a spiritual responsibility in relation to the Term of Office and also to support him/her generally through the year as the High Sheriff and the Chaplain agree.  Matthew Hutton, currently Curate at St Stephen’s Norwich, is delighted to have been appointed Chaplain to the incoming High Sheriff of Norfolk, Charles Watt.
There are 55 High Sheriffs, each serving one of the Counties of England and Wales every year from 1 April to 31 March.  The Office goes back to 992 and a key role remains the support of the Crown (as Her Majesty’s Representative in the County) and also the Judges. 

The High Sheriff plays a supportive role in relation to the police and emergency services and also encourages public sector agencies such as the Probation and Prison Services and Voluntary Sector Organisations involved in crime reduction and social cohesion.  Each High Sheriff brings to his/her year their particular skills, experience and areas of interest.

Pictured above: Charles Watt and Matthew Hutton



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