The High Sheriff’s Chaplain

The High Sheriff's Chaplain

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

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 Andy Ackroyd is the Team Rector of the Benefice of Haughmond and Wrekin, which comprises twelve rural parishes between Shrewsbury and Telford. He is also the Chaplain to Shrewsbury Town FC.

He is married to Sandra, and they have one son Jacob.

Adult Life

Andy was ordained in the Church of England in 1997 and has worked in various posts around the Diocese of Lichfield.

Originally from Yorkshire, Andy is a passionate Yorkshire Cricket follower and Leeds United fan, and in his spare time he plays football (over 50’s walk-in football) and I am being tempted out of retirement to play cricket again this coming year.

On his continued appointment as Chaplain to the High Sheriff he said “I am delighted to be asked to assist Brian as the High Sheriff of Shropshire for the next 12 months.”

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“If you are a member of the judiciary or emergency services, either as a blue light or a volunteer and would like me to visit, please do let me know.”

– Brian Welti JP

Call me on +447966 482822

Email me at: shropshire@highsheriffs.com