About seventy members and their guests attended a formal Dinner, held at the Royal Air Force Club, London, on Monday 10th November 2014, arranged to mark the retirement of Lord Brennan after a period of 12 years as President of the Catholic Union of Great Britain. Those attending included Baroness Masham of Ilton, Lord Alton, Lord Donoughue, Lord Pendry, Viscountess Hambledon, Sir Edward Leigh and many others.
The Chairman, Mr Robert Rigby proposed a toast to Lord Brennan, who responded with an amusing and witty speech. Mr Don Maclean. entertained the company with a collection of funny anecdotes from his experience as an English actor and comedian, who inter alia appeared on the BBC television series Crackerjack and for fifteen years presented BBC Radio 2’s religious show Good Morning Sunday.
Lady Brennan was presented with a bouquet by Mrs Emiko Rigby wife of the Chairman.