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We Need Your Help to continue our work!
The Society is continuing to expand its work substantially both here and overseas. We have undertaken
  • our first Conference in some decades, this last February and are now planning the next on 24-26th January 2018 in Savannah
  • a complete new volume of Catechesis to teach the faith in Parishes entitled: I am His
  • work in Tanzania which has reached thousands of young people and where we plan a new edition of the classic Kiswhahili Prayer Book
  • arranged colloquia around the country on Daily Prayer, Marriage and Liturgical Revision with further ones planned on Apologetics and Catechesis

All this has taken major investment, so there could be no better time to donate in support of our work !

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Registration Opens for the 2018 PBS Conference !

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The Prayer Book:

Doctrine, Liturgy and Life

 

Registration for the coming conference in January 2018 opens this week and those who register early will enjoy substantial discounts on the full conference rate

TO REGISTER PLEASE GO TO

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3131588 

or   https://pbs2018.bpt.me

Our next Conference will build on the great success of our first in recent years held last February on the theme:  Anglicanism: Catholic and Reformed

It will again be held in Savannah but with Plenary Sessions at the De Soto Hotel as well as St John’s Church and will feature an improved sound system.

In 2018 we shall be looking in our main sessions at themes relating the Prayer Book heritage to

  • The Doctrine of the Church
  • Authority, Truth and Unity in the Church
  • Baptism
  • The Nicene Creed
  • Reconciliation, Atonement and the Eucharist

As well as having a range of additional sessions on topics including

  • Preaching the Eucharistic Lectionary
  • The Prayer Book in English Literature (Austen)
  • (in Apologetics)  Christianity,  Human Flourishing and the Public Square.
  • The Proposed Revision of the 1979 Prayer Book in The Episcopal Church

There will also be opportunities for shorter papers to be presented in break out sessions

Those already expected to be presenting and speaking include

The Revd. Dr Paul Avis, the Revd Dr. George Westhaver of Pusey House, Oxford, Dr. Jesse Billett, Toronto, The Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar (Society President), The Revd. Canon Jordan Hylden, The Revd. Fr Edward Rix (Society Vice President), Dr Gillis Harp, Dr Roberta Bayer, Dr Christopher Wells (Living Church), Dr Stephen Blackwood, Dean William McKeachie, The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff and others.

It is hoped that academic credit will be granted to students and Seminarians attending.

Further details will be updated in the coming weeks:

 

Some of the books written by contributors include:

Paul Avis: The Church in the Theology of the Reformers (2002), The Identity of Anglicanism: Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology (2008),  In Search of Authority: Anglican Theological Method from the Reformation to the Enlightenment (2014), The Vocation of Anglicanism (2016);

Dr. Roberta Bayer, Reformed and Catholic: Essays in Honor of Peter Toon (2012)

Dr. Jesse Billett: The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597-c.1000 (2014)

Oliver O’Donovan: Persons: Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics (1994), The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology (1999), Self, World, and Time: Volume 1: Ethics as Theology: An Induction (2013); The Difference between `Someone’ and `Something’ (2017).

Joan O’Donovan, George Grant and the Twilight of Justice.

Gillis Harp, Positivist Republic: Auguste Comte and the Reconstruction of American Liberalism, 1865-1920, Brahmin Prophet, Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism.

Tyler VanderWeel, “Explanation in Causal Inference: Methods for Mediation and Interaction,  Religion and health: a synthesis”. In: Peteet, J.R. and Balboni, M.J. (eds.). Spirituality and Religion within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice.Oxford University Press, 2015

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Seminarians and Seniors will also enjoy even larger discounts and it is hoped that Students will be able to gain academic credit.

A Special Conference Hotel Rate is available at the Marriott Courtyard, Savannah

More details will be added over the coming weeks.

Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff

 

 

What We Do

The Society exists to promote Anglican belief and worship as expressed in the Common Prayer tradition and Angli­can formularies since the first Book of Common Prayer of 1549, in the Church of England, and on through the 1928 Prayer Book down to the present day: worship is at the heart of Chris­tianity and the Common Prayer tradition is at the heart of Anglican worship.

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  • Support parishes with literature and brochures
  • Contribute to authentic Anglican revival
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