A head and shoulders shot of Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst. She wears a dark jacket with the Lord Lieutenant medal on her left breast. She wears a necklaces of two short strings of pearls, pearl stud earrings and a dark pillbox hat. Behind her is a Union Jack unfurled and stained glass windows.

The Essex Lieutenancy

HM Lord Lieutenant of Essex

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex is Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, the first woman to be appointed to the office in the county since it was established in the 1500s.

She is Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in the county.

The main duty of the Lord-Lieutenant is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in Essex, including encouraging voluntary service and benevolent organisations, helping to create a spirit of co-operation in the county, supporting business and industry and the social life of Essex. The appointment is non-political and unpaid.

Good News from Essex

2020 New Year Honours for Essex

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Congratulations to all of those recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours, for their services to their communities.

Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Bayeux

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As part of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Col Charles Thomas TD DL laid a wreath at Bayeux on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex

Essex businesses urged to aim for prestigious awards

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The Lord-Lieutenant's Business Excellence in Essex initiative urges companies to show their strengths and bid for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.


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I was thinking of you early this morning and the other hospices in Essex; you are doing a fantastic job, thank you #hospice #harlow #epping #uttlesford

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“Shout out to our amazing #Hospice teams who are still caring for patients in the community as well as in our hospice. Here are Sarah and Sheila...


Memory ⁦⁦⁦⁦⁦@YourSouthend⁩ Cliffs Pavilion at Royal Marines Band Collingwood concert. Thank you to all my L-L cadets, we had a great time at many events. You served the County and your units with distinction.⁦@EssexACF⁩ ⁦@ChronicleEssex⁩

We love this beautiful poem from the late Irish poet, John O’Donohoe which seems particularly apt at this time. Thanks to one of our friends for sending this to us. #bccs #community #ThursdayThoughts

To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you.

#ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS

We can’t have the cadet reception at County Hall this year but thank you very much CDT SSgt Harrison Chambers for your support as my L-L cadet this past year and welcome to CDT Sgt Leah Lambert; very much looking toward to meeting you! @Essex_CC @ComdtEssexACF @ProfMikeAlmond

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“Tonight Cdt SSgt Harrison Chambers our @EssexACF Lord-Lieutenant Cadet hands over the honour to Cdt Sgt Leah Lambert - Well done Staff C on a g...


Today (Wednesday), I’ll be praying the Lord’s Prayer with Pope Francis and millions around the world at midday Rome time (11am UK).

Please join us wherever you are. Prayer unites us in testing times.

#PrayTogether #PrayForTheWorld

On Wednesday 25 March, the Feast of the #Annunciation, at 11am UK time (midday Rome), Pope Francis has asked us to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just helped deliver these. They are worth a look, a local doctor, the parish council, and other volunteers all working together. People are amazing...

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The #coronavirus outbreak will have a huge impact on the groups and communities we support. We’ll be working with the @NatEmergTrust to distribute funding to local charities from its national appeal to where it’s most needed.