On December 10th, The Richard Austen Butler Debating Society invites you to our inaugural event.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with a new organisation around the Saffron Walden Constituency at its official founding, created to engage participants into public affairs through deliberating topical issues .
The Society is proud to announce The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, Mrs. Vicky Ford MEP and Mr. David Campbell-Bannerman MEP as our guests of honour.
Beginning at 15:30pm in St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden, guests will be introduced to the aims of the Rab Butler Society as a forum for developing the public speaking talents of its members and promoting Rab Butler's legacy. The commemorative service, led by The Rev. David Tomlinson, will then pay tribute to one of Britain's greatest statesmen of the 20th century, The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Saffron Walden KC CH DL.
St. Mary's Church has been specifically chosen as the venue for this event as home of Rab Butler's Garter Banner and grave, where flowers will be laid to close.
At 16:30pm, a drinks reception will be held immediately after the service hosted by Rab Butler's step-daughter, Lady Perina Braybrooke at Abbey Farm House, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB.
Please note that tickets for the drinks reception are strictly limited.
As the Society is a volunteer organisation, we would be grateful for any fundraising donations you would be able to offer, either during our inaugural event or on our Eventbrite page.
We look forward to welcoming you to our first event.