Church Society is a fellowship contending to reform and renew the Church of England in biblical faith. We are an evangelical Anglican charity established to promote and uphold the biblical foundations of the Church of England. This doctrine is clearly expressed in the Church’s formularies: The 39 Articles of Religion, the Prayer Book, and the Ordinal. We seek to uphold these evangelical foundations principally through partnerships, publishing, and patronage:
The Society seeks to uphold biblical teaching in the structures (committees and Synods) of the Church of England and holds to traditional biblical views on ministry, marriage, and sexuality. The Society holds an annual conference and AGM normally in early Summer, as well as regional conferences, and coordinates the Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference and the annual Fellowship of Word and Spirit Conference. It is a founding member of the Church of England Evangelical Council, an Associate of Affinity, and supportive of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, as well as sending delegates to GAFCON conferences. Our Associate Director, Dr Ros Clarke, is also the course leader of the Priscilla Programme an online training course for women, run by Church Society and Union School of Theology. Our team of part-time Regional Directors work with local and regional networks and groups, supporting evangelical clergy throughout England.
Through its patronage body Church Society Trust, the Society is involved in appointing and supporting evangelical clergy in a growing number of parishes (click here to view list of parishes).
The Society also administers various funds and trusts, supporting and financing evangelical Anglican ministry, including a fund to assist Anglican Ordinands. To view our latest accounts click here.
The work of the Society is supported by its members who through prayer, finance and in other ways support and maintain the work. If you would like to join us, please see the membership section of the website.
Church Society’s objectives are set out in our Memorandum of Association as agreed in June 1950 and last amended in July 1966 (click here to view list of objectives). Church Society’s Articles of Association can be viewed here.