Jeremy Wilding was educated at Hereford Cathedral School. He then read Law at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar in the college’s famous choir. He qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience. He has held various personal appointments and memberships, including:

  • Under Sheriff of Herefordshire (since 2011)
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Three Choirs Festival Society
  • Former Chair of the Hereford Three Choirs Festival (for three successive festivals between 2006-2012)
  • Past President of the Herefordshire, Breconshire and Radnorshire Law Society
  • Sometime Visiting Tutor in Law, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Member of the Selden Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

In 2016 he was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.

In the summer of 2020, Jeremy became the new Hereford Diocesan Registrar. The Diocesan Registrar is the Bishop of Hereford’s legal adviser as well as registrar of the diocesan synod – the governing council of the diocese. The role also involves giving legal advice on decisions or issues including works to churches and churchyards across the diocese. He is also responsible for providing advice to parishes and church officers on the variety of legal matters which arise from time to time in parish life-supporting hundreds of churchwardens, clergy and PCC members about their various roles and duties.

In addition, he advises on various other legal matters, including:

  • Trusts, wills and probate claims
  • Boundary and land disputes (up to Court of Appeal)
  • Product Liability claims (up to Court of Appeal)
  • Business disputes
  • Partnership/business matters.
  • Charity law and practice

Jeremy Wilding’s perfect day would involve a good trek in the Black Mountains or down the Wye Valley, followed by a relaxing evening in the theatre or at a concert – preferably featuring something by Bach. When not out walking or listening to music, he enjoys following the occasional ups and the frequent downs of Aston Villa and the England cricket team.

Feedback

I would like to thank Jeremy Wilding, on my behalf and on behalf of all my family for his professionalism, for the kindness which he has shown, and for all the help he has given us throughout.

- Mr M

Very professional

- Mr W, Ledbury

Mr Wilding's help and advice were invaluable

- XYZ Trust, Herefordshire

We were very pleased with the satisfactory conclusion to the case and appreciated Mr Wilding's patience and efficiency

- Mrs H, Surrey