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The Society has recently been expanding its work substantially both here and overseas. We have undertaken
  • 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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A draft Programme for Anglicanism Catholic & Reformed 16-18 February


    Lutherans departing from Salzburg in 1732, whence some later settled in Georgia USA


The Following draft program for the coming conference has been announced

(though it remains subject to change):

Thursday 16th February

12.15    Introductions and overview of the conference    (in St John’s Church)

The Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar, President of the Prayer Book Society USA, The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, PBS


12.30    Opening Session

              Toward an Historical Understanding of Anglican Identity   

              Dr. Gillis Harp, Professor of History, Grove City College and PBS Board Member

14.15    Session II,   Sanctification

              Dr. Oliver O’ Donovan, Professor of Moral Theology, Edinburgh and formerly Oxford

16.00    Tea

16.30    Session III  The nature and future of the Reformation liturgy

               The Revd. Fr. Gavin Dunbar, PBS President

18.00    Said Evening Prayer 

18.30    Conference Reception (for Registered Participants) 

Friday  17th February

8.00      Said Eucharist (Chapel)

8.30      Light Breakfast (Cranmer Hall)

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

              The Elizabethan Settlement and the Drama of a Catholic  Reformation:

               (*The Winter’s Tale, V.3 ll.94-5)    

             Dr. Neil Robertson Professor of Humanities, University of King’s College Halifax


10.45    Coffee

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

            Dr. Joan O’Donovan, University of Edinburgh

13.00   Luncheon break

13.45    SESSION VI    The Anglican Quest for Holiness 

The Rt. Revd. Dr. Geoffrey Rowell,  Anglican Bishop in Europe (retired)  and former

Chaplain of Keble College Oxford

15.30    Tea

16.00    SESSION VII  Anglicanism catholic & reformed: Quo Vadis?

              Panel Discussion   Chaired by William Murchison,

Radford Distinguished Professor of Journalism Emeritus, Baylor University,

With all the earlier Session speakers   Dr Oliver O’Donovan, Dr. Joan O’Donovan,

Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, Dr Gillis Harp, Dr Neil Robertson et al.

17.30    Choral Evensong 

With Sermon by Professor Oliver O’Donovan


Saturday 18th February

8.00      Eucharist (Chapel)

8.30      Light Breakfast in Cranmer Hall

9.00      Session VIII   Apologetics Now, Science Faith and Contemporary Culture

              Dr Paul Julienne, Adjunct Professor University of Maryland and of the NIST Emeritus

(The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specialist in Atomic, Molecular,

and Optical Physics, and ultracold matter) and leader of the PBS Blog on Science and Faith

10.30    Working Coffee break with Short Presentations and Overviews of Research Work in Progress

              Private Judgement, institutionally mediated truth

             and the contemporary crisis of the Conscience, Canon A. Macdonald-Radcliff

New Institutions for Conveying Classical Truths, Dr, Stephen Blackwood.

11.00    Session IX    Liturgy Now:  New Anglican Prayer Books

              and the Coming Liturgical Reform in the Episcopal Church

Dr. Jesse Billet, Toronto School of Theology and  The Revd. Dr. Arnold Klukas,

Bishop Geoffrey Rowell and others

12.30    Closing Conference Eucharist with Sermon





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