Engagements

Lord-Lieutenant's Engagements

The Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants cover many engagements throughout the county each month.

2 December
8:30pm Meet and Greet President of Poland, London Luton Airport - Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sharwood-Smith MBE

3 December
11:30am Soupfest Fundraiser for Homeless, Harpur Square, Bedford
11:30am Meet and Greet President of Czech Republic, London Luton Airport - Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sharwood-Smith MBE 

4 December
10:00am Meeting with Stephen Bridge, Barns Hotel, Bedford
6:00pm Christmas Tree Festival Launch, St Pauls Church, Bedford
6:00pm Signposts Luton Awards Evening, Stopsley Baptist Church, Luton - John Maddox DL and Mary Maddox

5 December
9:30am Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Annual Briefing Meeting, Victory Services Club, London
6:30pm Bedford College Achievements Ceremony, Harpur Suite and Bedford Corn Exchange - Vinod Tailor DL 

6 December
8:30am Briefing Meeting, Priory House
10:30am Citizenship Ceremonies, Ampthill Registry Office - High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Meryl Dolling

7 December
5:00pm Houghton Regis Carol Service and Christmas Light Switch on, All Saints Parish Church, Houghton Regis - Robert Goodwin DL
7:00pm Mayor of Leighton-Linslade’s Carol Service, All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard - Mark Hardy DL 

8 December
3:30pm Royal British Legion Carol Service, St Peter’s Church, Bedford - Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sharwood-Smith MBE

9 December
10:00am Visit to Cardinal Newman High School, Luton
1:00pm Meeting with the Careers Hub, Luton
2:00pm Briefing Meeting, Priory House
4:30pm Meet and Greet Head of State of Malaysia, London Luton Airport - Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sharwood-Smith MBE

11 December
5:00pm Army Benevolent Fund AGM, Kempston Army Reserve Centre

12 December
9:30am Family Swearing in Ceremony, Luton County Court
7:00pm Bedford Hospital Volunteers Evening, Bedford Hospital Bistro

15 December
3:00pm Mayor of Bedford’s Civic Carol Service, Elstow Abbey - Susan Lousada DL and Simon Lousada
6:00pm Salvation Army Carol Service, Bedford - Dr Elisabeth Slack DL and Andrew Slack

17 December
7:30pm Bedfordshire Police Carol Service, Parish Church of All Saints, Clifton

18 December
7:30pm Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Christingle Service, St Mary’s Church, Woburn - Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sharwood-Smith MBE

19 December
6:30pm Flitwick and Ampthill Sea Cadets Annual Mess Dinner and Prizegiving Evening, Flitwick and Ampthill Sea Cadet Unit, Major Simon Sadler TD DL

20 December
10:30am Citizenship Ceremonies, Ampthill Registry Office - Debbie Inskip DL

21 December
3:30pm Mayor of Sandy’s Civic Carol Service, St Swithuns Church, Sandy - Major John Whatley DL and Carole Whatley

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