County’s top judges and lawyers attend special Justice Service

Civic dignitaries, High Court and Circuit Judges , representitives from the legal and guests pack the St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday for the historic annual Justice Service.  ANL-160314-093703009

Civic dignitaries, High Court and Circuit Judges , representitives from the legal and guests pack the St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday for the historic annual Justice Service. ANL-160314-093703009

A large number of High Court and Circuit Judges, with members of the legal profession, joined civic dignitaries from across Suffolk at St Edmundsbury Cathedral yesterday for the county’s annual Justice Service.

For centuries it was held on the first day of Assizes to pray for God’s guidance and blessing, but now it is an act of worship for people involved in the maintenance of law and order and administration of justice.

Guest of honour was Baroness Hale of Richmond, deputy president of the Supreme Court, pictured here, centre left, in gold-faced robes beside Suffolk High Sheriff Judith Shallow.