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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey

The Lord-Lieutenant is Patron or President of organisations and charities across Surrey.

ABF – the Soldiers' Charity 
County Priory Group of the Order of St John 
GASP Motor Project
Guildford Poyle Charities
Headway Surrey
Sight for Surrey
Surrey Association of Local Churches
Surrey Association of Town Councils
Surrey Clubs for Young People
Surrey Magistrates Association
Surrey County Playing Fields Association
Surrey Record Society
Surrey Scouts
Surrey Youth Focus
The Brigitte Trust

Vice President
National Rifle Association (ex-officio)
Queen Elizabeth Foundation (QEF)
Shooting Star Chase
Young Epilepsy

British Red Cross Surrey
Community Foundation for Surrey
Guildford Chamber Choir
Guildford Samaritans
Painshill Park Trust
Royal British Legion
Surrey Army Cadet Force Association
Surrey Care Trust
Surrey Hills CIC
Surrey Hills Enterprises
Surrey Historic Buildings Trust
The Lightbox
The National Archive of Anglican Chants
Transform Housing and Support

Gordon Foundation
Surrey History Trust
The Loseley Christian Trust
The Loseley and Guildway Trust
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Visit Surrey CIC

Worshipful Company of Farmers
Historic Houses Association
Royal Alexandra & Albert School (Council Member)


Please also see Role with Voluntary Sector


Michael More-Molyneux has lived in the county all his life. Loseley Park has been the residence of the More-Molyneux family for over five centuries. Michael and his wife Sarah moved out of Loseley House in 2017, when their eldest son Alexander and his wife Sophia took over the Elizabethan manor house and the running of the estate.

Over the years Michael More-Molyneux has built links with many organisations and businesses in Surrey. Since his appointment as Lord-Lieutenant in 2015 he has become involved with an increased number of charities and many good causes across the county. In 2018, he considers this a very important part of his role.

“The sentiments I expressed six months after my appointment by HM The Queen have not altered in any way,” he says. “I am committed to encouraging and supporting the voluntary, charitable and faith sectors, benevolent organisations and the industrial, business and social life of our county. The welcome and support that I continue to receive from communities and individuals across Surrey has been inspirational and energising and I relish developing my role."


The Vice Lord-Lieutenant
Mr CW Biddell DL was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant on 8th February 2016. Bill Biddell is the Chief Executive of The Hampton Estate, a family owned traditional agricultural estate located on the southern slopes of the Hogs Back in Surrey. He trained as a Chartered Surveyor qualifying in 1985 and practiced in central London and West Sussex. He has been involved in numerous voluntary organisations in Surrey as President, Trustee, Chairman or board member, including Surrey Clubs for Young People, Disability Initiative, The Whiteley Homes Trust, The Surrey County Agricultural Society, The Surrey Nature Partnership and The Guildford Working Gundog Society. He is a director of Wealden Hops and Stern Farms and a governor of Christs Hospital School.

Bill was High Sheriff of Surrey in 2001 at the relatively young age of 41 and his focus for the year was championing the youth of Surrey. He said of his appointment as Vice Lord-Lieutenant: “I am extremely honoured to take up this historic post and I look forward to serving the Lord-Lieutenant during my time in office”.


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