18th October 2017 – Autumn Reception

Over 60 members of the Society and their guests attended the 2017 Autumn Reception in Archbishop’s House on Wednesday 18th October.

Dr. Peter HowellAt Cardinal Vincent’s suggestion we had a speaker to talk about the history of the House and we could not have found anyone better than Dr. Peter Howell, a senior member of The Victorian Society and a member of the Westminster Cathedral Art and Architecture Committee.  He provided an informative and amusing account of the history of the residences of the Archbishop of Westminster, culminating in the construction of the current Archbishop’s House.  We also remembered Cardinal Vincent’s predecessor as Archbishop, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, whose funeral the Chairman had attended as representative of the Society.

2017 Autumn Reception

There followed a generous buffet that appeared to be heartily enjoyed by the members present, contributing to an excellent evening that also resulted in a satisfactory addition to the Society’s funds!