London, December 2017. Between from January to December 2017 members of the Council undertook the following engagements on behalf of the British and Irish Delegation.
4 January 2017 – Attended a Lunch meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, London W2.
11 January 2017 – Signed the Book of Condolence in memory of the former President and Prime Minister, Mário Soares, at the Embassy of Portugal, London SW1.
12 January 2017 – Attended a dinner with Sir Ewan and Lady Harper, at Athenaeum Club, London SW1.
23 February 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark Kuwait National Day at Dorchester Hotel, London W1.
28 February 2017 – Signed the Book of Condolence in memory of HM Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, Queen Mother of Tonga, at the Tonga High Commission, London W1.
1 March 2017 – Attended a Council Meeting at The Oxford and Cambridge Club, London SW1.
1 March 2017 – Attended a meeting with HE Mr Mohammed Belmahi, at The Travellers’ Club, London SW1.
1 March 2017 – Attended a meeting with Mr Christoph Weidinger, Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, London SW1.
17 March 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark St Patrick’s Day at the Embassy of Ireland, London SW1.
20 March 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark the National Day of the Republic of Tunisia at the Embassy of Tunisia, London SW7.
29 March 2017 – Attended a meeting with the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, HE Mr L’ubomír Rehák, at the Slovak Embassy, London W8.
31 March 2017 – Signed the Book of Condolence in memory of Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian, former Governor-General of St Kitts and Nevis, at the St Kitts and Nevis High Commission, London W8.
6 May 2017 – Attended Coptic Orthodox Official Service and Reception with and in honour of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark at the Cathedral of Saint George, Hertfordshire SG2.
10 May – Attended a talk by UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, at Central Hall Westminster, London SW1.
10 May 2017 – Attended a lecture by His Eminence Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, at St Ethelburga’s, London EC2.
10 – 13 May 2017 – Attended and participated in the first ever World Summit In Defense of Persecuted Christians held at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC.
22 May 2017 – Attended a Freedom of Religion Panel Discussion and Reception at the Austrian Ambassador’s Residence, London SW1.
25 May 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark the Independence Day of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at the Corinthia Hotel Ballroom, London SW1.
15 June 2017 – Attended a Chamber Business Lunch with Guest Speaker Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda, at The National Archives, Kew TW9.
15 June 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark the National Day of the Republic of Slovenia Reception, at the National Liberal Club, London SW1.
16 June 2017 – Attended the Wings of Charity Gala event hosted by His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda and Her Excellency Lady Williams at The Rosewood London Hotel, London WC1.
22 June 2017 – Attended an Official Reception to mark the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at the British Ambassador’s Residence, Lisbon.
28 June 2017 – Attended a Reception to celebrate the 764th Anniversary of the Coronation of Mindaugas, King of Lithuania, and to bid farewell to the Ambassador of Lithuania, HE Mrs Asta Skaísgírytė, at the Embassy of Lithuania, London SW1.
28 June 2017 – Attended a Summer Reception to bid farewell to the Ambassador of Denmark, HE Mr Claus Grube at the Embassy’s Terrace, London SW1.
July 2017 – Attended a series of meetings with senior representatives of the Order of Lebanese Maronites (OLM), Caritas Liban and the Adyan Foundation in Lebanon.
31 July 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark the 18th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty King Mohammed VI at The Berkeley, London SW1.
1 August 2017 – Attended a lunch meeting with The Most Rev Dr Raymond Field, Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Dublin, at Strand Palace Hotel, London WC2.
September 2017 – Paid week long visit to The Most Rev Kenneth Nowakoswki, Bishop of the Eparchy of New Westminster of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, in Vancouver.
13 September 2017 – Attended a Requiem Mass and burial of His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop emeritus of Westminster, Prior of the British and Irish Delegation of the Constantinian Order at Westminster Cathedral, London SW1.
2 October 2017 – Attended Legal Mass and Reception at Westminster Cathedral, London SW1.
5 October 2017 – Attended a Reception to mark the Day of German Unity at the German Ambassador’s Residence, London SW1.
17 October 2017 – Attended a Thanksgiving event in memory of Sir Sigmund Sternberg, at The Hall Gray’s Inn, London WC1.
18 October 2017 – Attended a dinner with The Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE, at the House of Lords, London SW1.
23 October 2017 – Attended a National Day Reception to mark the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution at Church House Westminster, London SW1.
26 October 2017 – Paid a visit to the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo.
27 October 2017 – Paid a courtesy call on His Eminence Cardinal Vinko Puljić, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Saravejo), at his residence, Sarajevo.
27 October 2017 – Attended a reception to mark the Austrian National Day in the City Hall, Sarajevo.
1 November 2017 – Attended a meeting with The Lord Brennan of Bibury, London SW1.
8 November 2017 – Attended the Order of the British Empire Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4.
14 November 2017 – Attended a Presentation of the Sternberg Gold Interfaith Medallion Special Merit Award, Kuwait Embassy London SW1.
20 November 2017 – Attended a Reception on the occasion of the Sultanate of Oman’s National Day at Jumeriah Carlton Tower Hotel, London SW1.
22 November 2017 – Attended a Reception to celebrate Interfaith Dialogue in conjunction with The Trustees of the Sternberg Charitable Foundation and the Three Faiths Forum, German Embassy, London SW1.
23 November 2017 – Attended a Delegation Council Meeting at The Oxford and Cambridge Club, London SW1.
28 November 2017 – Attended a Reception on the occasion of the National Day of Albania at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London SW1.
14 December 2017 – Attended a Reception to celebrate the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain at Lancaster House, London SW1.
18 December 2017 – Attended a meeting with Prof The Lord Alton of Liverpool at House of Lords, London SW1.
20 December 2017 – Attended a lunch with His Eminence Archbishop Toma Dawod of the Syriac Orthodox Church at St Thomas’s Cathedral, London W3.