The Anglican Use Society is renamed “Anglicanorum Coetibus Society”

On the Society’s facebook page the President, Steve Cavanaugh, has announced:

New Name for the Society & Announcement of Annual Meeting

Anglican Use CrossOver the summer, the Board of Directors has been having intense discussions about the mission of the Society and these discussions are continuing. The first fruits of our deliberations are now ready to be shared.

In order to reflect its expanded mission, the Board has voted to change the name of the society to the “Anglicanorum Coetibus Society“. (For the present, our website and bank accounts will continue to use the “Anglican Use” name, so any donations to the Society should be made out to “Anglican Use Society”.)

Another change we have made is to drop the requirement for dues. Instead, we encourage all members to make a donation to the Society in support of its mission. Donations may be made at the time of membership application or renewal, or at any time by check (cheque) or at our website ( via our PayPal account. We encourage all members to renew their membership using the renewal form on our site so we may update our records, and for all interested persons to join the Society using the membership form.

Finally, we would like to announce that our 2015 Annual meeting will be held in Philadelphia on September 23, 2015, during the World Meeting of Families. We will be hosted by St. Michael the Archangel Church, an Ordinariate community pastored by Father David Ousley.

ACS AGM NoticeThe next task for the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society will be to reformulate the Mission Statement and the Aims of the revitalized Society, but there is already general agreement on the Society’s role as a sort of “think tank” at the service of the Ordinariates, and the remaining Pastoral Provision communities, to identify and define more clearly the Anglican Patrimony, to inform about and to promote this patrimony and to aid in its implementation.

The main resources will be the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society Conference and the Society’s journal (formerly “Anglican Embers“), which has also been renamed “Shared Treasure – A Journal of the Anglican Patrimony in the Catholic Church” and will now be published online. The reference “Shared Treasure” is taken from the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus III, where the role of the Ordinariates is described in the following words:

“… to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.”

David Murphy

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3 Responses to The Anglican Use Society is renamed “Anglicanorum Coetibus Society”

  1. Chris Willcox says:

    Thank you for this post, however is there a British connection where we can send a donation?

  2. Unfortunately at the moment all finances go through the USA, as the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society is incorporated in Pennsylvania, and so all donations are best made online by PayPal (see the bottom of the home page). Maybe with time branches will be established for fiscal reasons in the various countries but that is a matter for the future.

    But everyone is welcome to join and support the Society already as it is now international in scope and membership.

    David Murphy
    AC Society Board Member

  3. Bro says:

    Congratulations on your appointment to the Board.

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