As I have travelled around this year a few people have expressed interest in what I do in my day job and are intrigued by the idea of my carrying a sword. So this picture is a response to those who have asked to see a photograph of the full regalia!
Today was the State opening of Parliament so I was wearing the frills which I don't wear on a normal uniform day. It was a long day with official photos taken from 8.30 am and then the House was sitting until about 10pm. It will be the last State Opening that the current Serjeants and our close colleagues will participate in together due to the re-organisation which is imminent so it felt a bit sad in a way. I will need to rely more on the armour of God and the sword of the Spirit in the next few months I think.
If you would like to read the official Methodist Church response to the Queen's speech go to