21st May 2014 – Annual General Meeting

The Society’s 90th Annual General Meeting and reception were held on Wednesday 21st May 2014 in The Throne Room at Archbishop’s House preceded by Mass in the Cathedral for members of the Society both present and past, their family and friends.

There were nearly 100 members and their guests with The Cardinal attending as the principal guest.

This was the first Society of St Augustine reception to which The Cardinal attended since his ordination to the rank of Cardinal. He once again provided an eloquent speech with this year’s theme touching on his ordination and the inspiration Pope Francis is providing to Catholics around the world. He also asked for our prayers on the forthcoming visit of the Pope to the Holy Land.

The Society was able to hand over to the Cardinal a cheque for £42,000 which will be used to help upkeep Archbishop’s House.

In recognition of his outstanding service to the Society which numbers some 30 + years, Mr John Barrie (ex-Chairman) was appointed a Vice-President.

Below are a selection of photographs taken at the AGM and Reception.

Announcement of new vice-president
Mr John Barrie receives his certificate