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High Sheriff of Gwent offers exciting role to Schools’ Chaplain

May 19th, 2021

Mr Phillip Alderman, a governor and parent of four former pupils at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, is the new High Sheriff of Gwent.

Mr Alderman, who has been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen, has asked the Schools’ Chaplain, Reverend Clifford Swartz, to serve as his chaplain during his year as High Sheriff.

Mr Alderman visited Monmouth School for Boys today to attend a Chapel service.

He was introduced by Headmaster, Mr Simon Dorman, and presented badges to Reverend Swartz that he will now wear for ceremonial occasions.

Peppering his address with humour, Mr Alderman, who is also a Haberdasher, offered a history of the role of High Sheriff, which dates back 1,000 years, and its modern form of advocacy for justice and mercy in society.

He encouraged the boys to offer themselves in voluntary and civic service in future.

Chapel prefect, Max, read the lesson (1 Tim 2:1-3) and incoming Head of School, Theo, led in prayer to conclude the service.

Mr Dorman gave thanks, on behalf of the schools, for Mr Alderman’s visit as well as his long service as a governor.

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