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

RT: KensingtonRoyal

👋 Thank you to the huge crowds that came out to greet The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Birkenhead today! #RoyalVisitBirkenhead https://t.co/NpOrU5fYv2

15 January, 17:27

Are you a writer aged 18 & under in the #Commonwealth? Pls consider submitting an #essay in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay #Competition. Resources & guidance at https://t.co/zuaV1DN8s3 Deadline for submission is 1 June. #WeLoveWriting

15 January, 17:26

What a lovely afternoon and what great memories you stir, @ZakiyaMedia. I'm looking forward to seeing you when you're next in Bristol. Warmest regards to Baroness Amos. https://t.co/M8xU8oREdS

14 January, 16:17

RT: BristolCathedra

Yesterday Canon Michael Roden was installed as Canon Chancellor of Bristol Cathedral. We are delighted to welcome Canon Michael into the cathedral community and to Bristol as well, and look forward to his contributing to our cathedral and city. https://t.co/upgxazfkt3

14 January, 16:07

RT: LMGiftGala

Our @brislordmayor 's Appeal means we have been supporting children and young people in the city for nearly 100 years. Tickets for our gala fundraiser can be booked here https://t.co/1LPyXKDG0P https://t.co/qcxjuriS6C

14 January, 09:57

Let's welcome Canon Michael Roden to our Cathedral! @BristolCathedra @BrisStephen51 https://t.co/vxsIvhPu5U

13 January, 15:52

Wonderful - we are both valuing the same book! Can't wait to see your Day 2 selection. https://t.co/1EsozXT2c9

12 January, 11:35

RT: KensingtonRoyal

The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare. https://t.co/tU9QWDlPyH

10 January, 14:37

Happy birthday, Ma'am. https://t.co/hUeiefZH0I

9 January, 17:53

Just received this photo with the @BristolUni #GospelChoir Hugely talented young people that can really SING! Don't ever miss a chance to hear them. @ubusam63 #StudentsUnion https://t.co/cP3FtuOOVW

8 January, 20:24

I am so delighted to be President of the Bristol branch of @RSStGeorge during this important anniversary. Please come celebrate with us on 28 April, if not before! https://t.co/C1cXGp0K99

7 January, 15:16