Etiquette and information

Notes on the attendance of the Lord Mayor of Chester at public functions


The Lord Mayor and Chairman shall have precedence in the City of Chester and Borough of Cheshire West and Chester except, of course, in the presence of Her Majesty or her representative.


The person who is organising the function should be on hand to meet the Lord Mayor and Chairman at the entrance on arrival and should introduce him or her to the host or the assembled company.

When the Lord Mayor and Chairman enters, it is customary for those present to rise
and this should be repeated when he or she leaves.


The formal announcement of the Lord Mayor is ‘the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Chester’ adding ‘in the capacity of Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council’ as appropriate.

When speaking to the Lord Mayor and Chairman, it is usual for him or her to be addressed as ‘Lord Mayor’ and the Lady Mayoress as ‘Lady Mayoress’. The Lord Mayor’s Consort, when the Lord Mayor is a lady, should be addressed as ‘Mr…’.


Unless the Lord Mayor and Chairman occupies the Chair, he or she should be seated on the Chairperson’s immediate right.

Toast and speaking

When given, the toast ‘The City of Chester’, follows that of ‘The Queen’ and except for an introduction it is normal for the Lord Mayor to be the first speaker.

Information about the event

All relevant papers concerning the event should be sent to the PA to the Lord Mayor, at the Town Hall at the earliest opportunity and any activity involving the Lord Mayor and Chairman should have been consented to well in advance.

Attendant and arrangements

The Lord Mayor and Chairman will normally be accompanied by an Attendant or Chauffeur who should be advised of parking arrangements and the anticipated concluding time of the event, if possible in advance at the address below or on arrival at the event.

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