Her Majesty Appoints New Lord High Almoner

The Portrait of the Almoner or The Breviary

The Portrait of the Almoner or The Breviary

According to a release by the Press Secretary to The Queen, Her Majesty has appointed a new Lord High Almoner

The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Right Reverend Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester, to be Lord High Almoner to Her Majesty on the retirement of the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch.

The position is an ancient one with names of the holders being able to be traced back to the twelfth century (the position dates back to ~1103).

The role of the title is to be the official representative of the sovereign at Munday services.

Further Reading:

Press release via the official website of the British Monarchy

 

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