The Society is open to all. It is not a devotional or ‘party’ grouping; its concern is the history of Anglo-Catholicism broadly defined. The subject matter includes biography, architecture and artistic development, music and literature, as well as general history from the international to the local.

It is not an academic society as such, though it includes academics amongst its membership. The lectures and publications are scholarly but aim always to be accessible.

The Chairman, Dr Perry Butler, is always happy to hear from scholars working in the field (including postgraduates and local historians) who might like to address the society or write something for the Newsletter.

The Society aims to promote the history of the Anglo-Catholic movement in a variety of ways:

We meet three times a year at St Clement Danes in the Strand for a lecture—these are usually held in late January, June and early October. The lectures are subsequently printed and sent to members. Members also receive a regular Newsletter, usually in May and December.


We publish longer works which are available to members at a discount. For a list of publications available, please see here.

We will occasionally make subventions to enable the publication of academic books.

The Society is governed by a Constitution, and the officers are elected at an Annual General Meeting.

The Society organises occasional visits to churches and other places of interest connected with Anglo-Catholic history.

The Facebook Group is is an informal forum designed to promote interest in and to encourage membership of the Anglo-Catholic History Society. Anyone may contribute items that are relevant to our theme of Anglo-Catholic history. Members of Facebook will find it quite easily.