The St Thomas More Society was founded in Sydney in 1945.
The Society is a fellowship of lawyers inspired by the example of St Thomas More (1478-1535), as exemplified by his life of public service, and his martyrdom at Tower Hill on 6 July 1535.
We encourage lawyers, law students and any non-lawyers who share the ideals of the society to register.
To this end, the specific objects of the Society are to provide opportunities to members for acquiring a deeper understanding of the principles of Christian ethics and morality in relation to the profession of the law, through the presentation of those principles by experts, and a free and enlightened discussion of them amongst the members themselves, and, to promote the constant application of the same principles by members in their everyday practice.
- Commences the Law Term each year by convening the Red Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral
- Convenes an Annual Retreat for members
- Convenes Breakfast Seminars on subjects of ethical importance to the profession
- Publishes an official organ, Utopia
- Celebrates the feast day of St Thomas More annually on 22 June with Mass
- Promotes the interaction of its members with people and societies who hold similar ideals; and
- Prays for its deceased members