Salisbury gearing up for parade to celebrate the rule of law

SALISBURY dignitaries will be parading through the city on Sunday (March 3).

The Rule of Law Celebration will take place from 4.15pm, when a procession featuring the Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff of Wiltshire and others will set off from the Guildhall to the cathedral.

Members of the emergency services and armed forces will also take part in the parade.

It will arrive at the cathedral at 4.25pm for the thanksgiving Legal service which coincides with the Sunday Evensong.

“The Rule of Law Celebration dates back to the Magna Carta of 1215 which confirmed that every citizen has the constitutional right to trial by a jury of twelve fellow citizens and that they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty,” a spokesperson said.

“Upholding the Rule of Law has always been a central theme of the High Sheriff’s role, with regular celebrations held over the centuries to recognize its significance.

“These normally take the form of an annual Thanksgiving or ‘Legal’ Service hosted by the High Sheriff and attended by the county Judiciary and Law Enforcement agencies.”

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