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2012 Anglican Use Conference
Kansas City, MO

November 8-10, 2012
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Welcome to the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society


New Name for the Society & Announcement of Annual Meeting

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 web site and bank accounts will continue 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 or at this site 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.

New Board Members Appointed

At its board meeting on June 15, 2015, the Board amended the by-laws to allow up to 15 members on the Board of Directors. Invitations were issued subsequent to the meeting and we are pleased to announce that the following have agreed to join the AUS Board to assist us in our renewal and extension of service to the Ordinariates. The four new members are:

  • Ms. Deborah Gyapong, journalist from Ottawa, Canada who blogs at "Foolishness to the World";
  • Professor Hans-Jürgen Feulner, author, lecturer and professor of liturgics at the University of Vienna and member of the Anglicanae Traditiones commission;
  • Mr. David Murphy, webmaster of the Ordinariate Expats blog.
  • Ms. Antonia Lynn, a former deacon in the Church of England, who is a frequent contributor to The Portal, magazine, and who blogs at The Love That Moves the Sun.
New President and Board Member of the AUS

At its board meeting on May 11, 2015, the Board of Directors accepted the resignations of long-time board members Margaret Pichon and Joseph Blake, and appointed Steve Cavanaugh and Dr. William Tighe in their stead. The Board then elected Steve Cavanaugh as president of the AUS. The Board of Directors would like to thank both Margaret and Joe for their many years of service and dedication to the Pastoral Provision and Ordinariate communities.

The Board also decided to add a new mission to its purpose, that of raising funds to support education of candidates for the diaconate and priesthood in the Ordinariate. A Finance Committee has been created to focus on this.

Finally, the Board agreed to hold the annual meeting of the membership during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015. The meeting will be held with the Ordinariate parish of St. Michael's in Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Further details will be forthcoming.



Over the past few weeks we have begun to make articles from past issues of Anglican Embers available to visitors to the web site. Over the 9 years that the original version ofAnglican Embers was published, many fine articles were printed, and we hope to eventually make all of these available, as time permits. Visit the Embers page and just click on the linked articles in the Table of Contents for each issue.

The most recently released article from Anglican Embers is "The Sacred Heart and the Anglican Pilgrims" a homily by Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson.

What is the Anglican Use Society?

Established at the end of 2003 by a group of interested laity and clergy, The Anglican Use Society is dedicated to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the personal Ordinariates erected under the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and support the Ordinaries in their mission of gathering Anglicans into communion with Holy See.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the special Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite (http://www.pastoralprovision.org). (Now under the leadership of the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision and Bishop of Ft. Worth)
  • Support existing Personal Parishes of the Anglican Use, all Pastoral Provision congregations, and to encourage the formation for the Catholic Church of new common identity congregations of the Anglican Use.
  • Encourage and support converts to the Catholic Church geographically distant from an Anglican Use congregation.
  • Maintain Anglican Use identity through the daily use of The Book of Divine Worship for personal prayer and through fellowship and common prayer with like-minded Catholics in close proximity to each other .
  • Promote the solidarity of Catholics and catholic minded Anglicans wherever they may be found. Those Anglicans who are not yet in full communion with Mother Church are invited to join the Society as Associate Members and to work together with this apostolate to promote the unity of all Catholics with the Holy See.



Joseph G. Blake
President of the Anglican Use Society

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