Welcome to the Anglo-Catholic History Society website. The Society was formed in 2000 and seeks to promote the study of the history of the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Anglican Communion. This includes the High Church movements from the late sixteenth century as well as the Oxford Movement itself, Ritualism and Anglo-Catholicism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, both in England and elsewhere.

The Society meets in the crypt of St Clement Danes Church in the Strand for lectures – these are usually held in late January, June and early October. For more details see the News section below. Lectures cover a variety of topics in the field and aim to be scholarly but accessible to a lay audience. Lectures are printed and copies sent to members.

The Society is open to all. For more information about the Society, please visit our What we do, ACHS history, Membership and Contact us pages.


On Monday 30th January—Roland Jeffrey, Architectural Historian: Fr Basil Jellicoe and the dilemmas of clerical leadership

On Monday 19th June—Jane Shaw, Principal of Harris Manchester College Oxford: Mysticism and Anglo-Catholicism in the early twentieth century

On Monday 2nd October—Pauline Adams, formerly Fellow Librarian Somerville College Oxford: The Cost of Conversion: Tractarian Converts
This will be preceded by the AGM at 6:30 p.m .

All meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the crypt of St Clement Danes, Strand. Non-members are most welcome.

If you join the Society in October you will have membership until 31st December 2023.