Vice Lord Lieutenant

The appointment of East Sussex’s Vice Lord Lieutenant, Sara Stonor DL, of Burwash, was announced in the London Gazette in October 2008.

Mrs Stonor was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in August 2001.

As Vice Lord Lieutenant, she supports the Lord Lieutenant Peter Field and attends many community and civic functions when he is unavailable.

Sara is married to Michael a retired solicitor and they have two children and three grandchildren.

She was the first woman and first Lay Member of Chapter to be appointed to Chichester Cathedral Chapter in 2002, a post she still holds. She is a Member of the Cathedral Council, Trustee of St Mary’s Almshouses, Member of the Provincial Panel for the Clergy Discipline Measure, Member of the Executive of the Association of English Cathedrals and Member of the Chichester Diocesan Synod. Sara is also Vice-Chairman of the Trustees of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea and has been involved with many Sussex Charities.  Sara is a embroiderer and needlework teacher. She specialises in canvaswork and works with clients from all over England.