The High Sheriff’s Chaplain

The High Sheriff's Chaplain

Meet Shropshire's Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Shropshire for 2024-25, Rev. Linda Cox

High Sheriffs greatly value the tradition of appointing their own Chaplain for their support and advice, and for their assistance at shrieval church services and on other formal occasions.

In Shropshire, one of the most significant events of the High Sheriff’s year is the Legal Service which gives thanks for the King’s Peace and our Heritage. This formal church service is attended by the Lord Lieutenant, High Court Judges, visiting High Sheriffs and other prominent county dignitaries. The Chaplain’s time and support are also most generously and freely given.

The Reverend Linda Cox is the Rector of Baschurch and Weston Lullingfields with Hordley, and Rural Dean of Ellesmere Deanery. Linda is also Chaplain to the Baschurch, Bomere Heath and District Royal British Legion who are currently celebrating their centenary year.

Adult Life

Linda is married to Martyn and they have three adult sons, Matthew, Benjamin and Daniel. Originally from Leicestershire, Linda moved to Shropshire in January 2016.

Ordained in the Church of England in 2012, Linda previously worked in Education as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant while her children were young, and in the NHS as a Staff Nurse.

Linda loves to sing, walk in the countryside and use her creative skills when she can. In her role as a priest she is passionate about walking alongside people wherever they are and seeing churches once again becoming the ‘hub’ of communities.

On her appointment as Chaplain to the High Sheriff Linda said “It is a privilege and honour to support Brian in his year as High Sheriff of Shropshire. I have got to know Brian through his work with the Fire Service and as a former parishioner of the parishes in which I serve. I look forward to the year ahead and seeing all that Brian will bring to the role as he meets with people around the county.”

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