About us

Foundation

The St Thomas More Society was founded in Sydney in 1945.

Fellowship

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.

Functions

The Society:

  • 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