2022 Patronal Feast Day Dinner


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Dear Colleague, You are warmly invited to celebrate with us the Feast Day of St Thomas More.  St Thomas More is the Patron Saint of lawyers and statesmen.  From 1529 – 1532, Thomas More was Lord Chancellor of England.  He was convicted following an unjust trial, and executed – rather than falsely swear an oath he knew to be untrue.

St Thomas More Patronal Feast Day Mass
Time & Date: 6 pm Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Venue: Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral
Celebrant: Fr Brendan Purcell
Choir: Schola of St John’s College conducted by Richard Perrignon, Director of Sacred Music, St John’s College.

You are also invited to attend the St Thomas More Patronal Feast Day Dinner:

Patronal Feast Day Dinner
Time & Date: 6:50 pm (pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Dangar Room) for 7:15 pm Dinner, Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Venue: Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney
Guest Speaker: Justice Jacqueline Gleeson, High Court of Australia 
Cost: $175 including pre-dinner drinks and canapes, 3-course dinner (8 seats per table), and premium drinks
RSVP: Please RSVP through our website by clicking here
Bookings: Bookings will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so book immediately. Numbers are limited.  Do not miss out!
Dress Code: You are reminded to adhere to the Union Club’s dress code. The Union Club’s dress code involves a jacket and tie for men, and the equivalent for women.
Justice Jacqueline Gleeson
Jacqueline Sarah Gleeson was appointed to the Court in March 2021.  At the time of her appointment, she was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, having been appointed to that position in April 2014.  She has Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Sydney.  She was admitted as a solicitor in 1989.  She then practised as a barrister from mid-1991, leaving the Bar at the end of 2000.  From 2001 to 2003, she was General Counsel at the Australian Broadcasting Authority.  From 2004 to 2006, she was a Senior Executive Lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor.  She returned to the Bar in 2007 and was made Senior Counsel in 2012.