Winchester Legal Sunday

The new Legal Year for Winchester was opened by a Sunday Choral Matins service in Winchester Cathedral on 11 October 2009, attended by a wealth of judges, including the Honourable Mr Justice Royce and the Honourable Mr Justice Holman. There was a good turn-out by the Western Circuit Bar.

The sermon by the Reverend Professor Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, gently reminded the assembled dignitaries of the need for humility, mercy and forgiveness in carrying out their functions.
Pictured are the Circuit Judges leaving the Cathedral, headed by HHJ Cutler, Recorder of Salisbury, followed by HHJ Dixon, HHJ Rawles, HHJ Cowling and HHJ Barnett, followed by the District Judges in their new-style gowns.