13th October 2011 – Autumn Reception

About 100 members and guests assembled at Archbishop’s House for the Society’s autumn reception on 13th October 2011. The occasion was honoured by the presence of the Society’s President, the Duke of Norfolk, who found time amidst his busy life to join us. In addition, His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio Antonio Mennini likewise found the time to join us.

Amongst the members who also attended were Lord Mark and Lady Jacynth, Fitzalan-Howard and the Lady Mary Mumford.

A substantial legal presence was evident as among those attending were the Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas and his wife Lady Angela, The Interceptor of Communications Commissioner Sir Paul Kennedy and Mr Justice Neil Butterfield.

The evening was informal with a few brief words of welcome, the Chairman John Barrie invited the company to relax and enjoy themselves. He indicated that the Society’s contribution next year would be in line with this year and moreover there would be an additional sum arising from further generous contributions to the Special Appeal of two year’s ago. He thanked those responsible for these generous contributions as they were present. His Grace the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols responded.

A selection of photographs follows.

Guests at the reception
Guests at the reception
Guests at the reception
Guests at the reception
Guests at the reception
His Grace and the Chairman
His Grace and the Chairman
His Grace, the Chairman and guests
His Grace, the Chairman and guests