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 resume on 4th October with a lecture by Canon James Garrard on the view of the Oxford Movement by Archbishop Howley at Lambeth. This will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

Professor Aston's January lecture was cancelled and has been rescheduled for January 2022. In its place, members have been sent a splendid paper by Professor David Yeandle on The Clash of Churchmanship in Nineteenth Century St Ives: The Coming of Anglo-Catholicism.

Sadly the lecture on 4th June by Professor Andrew Louth on V. A. Demant has also been cancelled but we hope to publish it later.