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 … [Read more...]
PBS News & Events
This page aims to highlight current work and news of recent and coming events of the Society.
It will also link to the e-Newsletter we are launching as an additional way of staying in touch with our members and keeping everyone informed about our work.
Currently we have been holding Colloquia on such themes as Daily Prayer and very shortly one on Marriage.
Board Members have also been active overseas as contributing participants in the recent Pusey House Conference in Oxford on Knowing and Loving the Triune God, and Fr Edward Rix speaking, at the invitation of the Bishop of Western Tanganyika, to several thousand at a Youth Conference in Kasulu.
We have also launched further chapters of our volume for Catechesis by Society President Gavin Dunbar, I am His.
These chapters can be accessed via the links below
(and also our pbsusa.org website http://www.pbsusa.org/catechesis-project ) and we welcome feedback which can be taken into account in future editions of this work.
I am His Chapters now available :
It is with growing anticipation that the Prayer Book Society looks forward to the conference opening in Savannah on the 16th Those wishing to come can still register at http://anglicanism-2017.brownpapertickets.com (And in the case of financial hardship please contact us) A new and updated schedule for the conference is set out below It is with deep regret that, on account of an acute episode of spinal pain, Bishop Geoffrey Rowell has had to cancel all his overseas … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
The Green-Meldrim House, St John's Savannah DATES The conference will run from midday on Thursday 16th to midday on Saturday 18th February (which is designed to allow people to arrive on the Thursday and thus lose only two work days while also allowing clergy time to get back to their parishes on the Saturday) Please note that the earlier you register the lower the registration fee! at http://anglicanism-2017.bpt.me PLEASE CONTACT us if you feel financial considerations are a … [Read more...]
PROFESSOR OLIVER O’DONOVAN is an ordained priest of the Church of England and has served on the General Synod. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the problem of self-love in St Augustine under both Henry Chadwick at Oxford and Paul Ramsey at Princeton, before taking up posts teaching at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (1972–77) and at Wycliffe College, Toronto (1977–82). He was then appointed Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church at the University of Oxford (1982–2006) … [Read more...]
History records that the Episcopal Church in America was very nearly Lutheran. This is because in 1783, when American Anglicans came to Britain to resolve how they might establish their own indigenous episcopate, their chosen bishop-elect had a distressingly difficult time. The Archbishop of Canterbury ‘received him "politely," but was "cool and restrained." The Bishop of London gave him personally a "cordial reception," but "was not disposed to take the lead in the matter.",' while, '' The … [Read more...]
The Prayer Book's 2017 conference was held on the theme: Anglicanism: Catholic and Reformed - Revisiting the Reformation Legacy 1517-2017. It took place at St John's Church, Savannah, Georgia, from midday on Thursday 16th to midday Saturday 18th, February 2017. In the anniversary year of Luther's ninety-five theses which started the Reformation, this conference explored how Anglicanism emerged with an identity that is both truly reformed and enduringly catholic. Papers were presented … [Read more...]
The next in our occasional series of Colloquia: Instituted of God, on the theme of Marriage, will be held at All Saints' Wynnewood, P.A. at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday 28th and 10 a.m. on the morning of 29th October. http://www.allsaintswynnewood.org The Friday evening speaker will be Dr. Roberta Bayer, of Patrick Henry College and Editor of Anglican Way, the journal of the PBS … [Read more...]
Please click on the link below to see the text in full PBS Newsletter draft Summer 2016 The Society is delighted to announce the first of what is expected to be a regular way of communicating the latest news of our activities and plans to members and supporters via e-mail. In order to receive these newsletters it will be important to sign up to our e-mail list on either of our websites and we thank all those who have already done this. Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff PBS … [Read more...]
The Society held the first of its two planned colloquia in Dallas at the Parish of the Holy Cross, on the theme of Daily Prayer in Anglicanism. The event featured opening presentations by the Society President Fr. Gavin Dunbar, who gave an historical overview and the Editor of the Magazine Dr. Roberta Bayer looked at the “Daily Office as a Means to Christian Renewal”. The newly elected Bishop of Dallas, Dr. George Sumner (previously of Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto) addressed … [Read more...]