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.


We hope to hold the meeting on 24th January at 7 p.m .at St Clement Danes but inevitably at this stage we cannot be certain. Professor Nigel Aston will talk on Before the Oxford Movement: some changing patterns in high churchmanship c.1780-1820.