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  • work in Tanzania which has reached thousands of young people and where we plan a new edition of the classic Kiswhahili Prayer Book
  • a complete new volume of Catechesis to teach the faith in Parishes: I am His
  • arranged colloquia around the country on Daily Prayer and on Marriage

And now we are planning a major conference on Anglicanism Catholic and Reformed in February 2017.

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After a Successful Conference in 2017 another is planned for 2018!



The Society was pleased to welcome well over one hundred participants to its 2017 Conference in Savannah.  Such has been the positive response that the Board at its meeting on the last day of the Conference decided announce its intention to hold another conference next year in what it is hoped will become an annual event. Further details of the time will be announced later this year in good time to allow for plans to be made well in advance.

Meanwhile, the Society looks forward to making the addresses and summaries of the interlocutor responses from the 2017 Conference available as soon as the technicalities allow.

Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff

Conference Organiser

PBS USA  International Advisor

The Sessions were as follows

Session I: An Historical Overview of the Reformation Context

Dr. Gillis Harp

Session II: Sanctification

The Revd. Dr. Oliver O’ Donovan

Session III  The Nature and Future of the Reformation liturgy

The Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar

SESSION IV  “It is required that you do awake your faith*” 

The Elizabethan Settlement and the Drama of a Catholic  Reformation:  

Dr Neil Robertson

SESSION V  The Public Authority of the Church in the Cranmerian Tradition

Dr. Joan O’Donovan,


“The Holy Scriptures, or That Which Is Agreeable to the Same”:

The Scriptural Catholicity of the Prayer Book

Dr. Jesse Billett   


Incarnational Reading: A Tractarian View of the Authority of Scripture

The Revd. Dr. George Westhaver

SESSION VII  Anglicanism catholic & reformed: Quo Vadis?

A Panel Discussion

(shown in the photograph above)

Dr. Roberta Bayer, The Revd. Dr. Oliver O’Donovan, Dr. Gillis Harp,

Dr. Neil Robertson, The Revd. Dr. George Westhaver.

Choral Evensong  With Sermon by Professor Oliver O’Donovan (on Romans V)

Session VIII Apologetics Now, Science Faith and Contemporary Culture

Dr. Paul Julienne, 

Session IX  Liturgy Now 

American, English and Canadian Perspectives: Panel Discussion

The Revd Fr. Gavin Dunbar, The Revd. Dr. Arnold Klukas, The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, Dr. Jesse Billett

Closing Conference Eucharist,  With  Sermon by  The Revd. Dr. George Westhaver

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