The Society of St Augustine of Canterbury was founded in 1922 following a chance remark by the then Cardinal Bourne who, in his Silver Jubilee celebration, commented on the ever-increasing cost of maintaining Archbishop’s House in Westminster, which prior to that time had no specific provision for maintenance.
The Society is a registered Charity (No. 249033) whose aim is to support the Archbishop of Westminster by providing funds for the specific purpose of assisting with the maintenance of his residence. In general, the Society is concerned with the bricks and mortar of Archbishops House and the good that this great building gives not only to the sitting Archbishop but the Catholic Ecclesiastical Authorities in England and Wales, who frequently use it as a key meeting place.
His Grace, the Duke of Norfolk is President of the Society.