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Notice of Annual Meeting

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the bylaws of the corporation, and by designation of the Interim Chairman, the annual meeting of the members of the ANGLICAN USE SOCIETY, otherwise known as Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 118 Theodore St, Scranton PA 18508 on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., for the following purposes:

FIRST: To receive such reports as may be made by the Interim Chairman and other Officers and members of the Society;

SECOND: To elect officers and board members to serve for the next three years; and

THIRD: To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Your presence in person, via SKYPE, or by proxy is requested.

Dated: June 29, 2016,
C. David Burt, Secretary

(Should you be a member of the Anglican Use Society - otherwise known as the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society - and have not received an official invitation and ballot paper by post by the middle of July, please contact us and we will send you a ballot.)


The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society is to hold a conference in Houston on September 21-23, 2017

At the most recent board meeting of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society (ACS), which took place by Skype conference on June 24th (June 25th in Australia), it was confirmed that the next ACS Conference will be held on Thursday September 21st to Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Bishop Steven Lopes, has given his approval as well as the pastor of the Cathedral parish.

The theme of the conference will be "The Anglican Patrimony to the Catholic Church" and several well-known speakers are to be expected. It is also planned to arrange some kind of video link so that people in the United Kingdom and hopefully also in Australia can follow the conference.

This conference represents the continuation of the series of annual conferences held between 2004 and 2012 by the Anglican Use Society, as the Society was then called.

The Annual Meeting of the ACS will take place this year on September 4th at 11:30 a.m., Eastern North American time, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the Society's current interim vice-chairman, Father Eric Bergman, is pastor. Again attendance is possible via Skype, and anyone interested in participating in this way should let the ACS have their Skype user name in good time so that they can be added to the conference.

Five new directors will be elected at the Annual Meeting to supplement the four current directors whose term expires in 2018. The ACS is currently looking for two new board members (preferably a laywoman and a priest) from the UK and one layperson from Australia to make the board more international and to replace the British director who recently had to resign for health reasons. Any person interested should contact the current interim chairman at davidmurphy@gmx.de.


Board Meeting of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

May 20, 2016

For a few months now there has been little or no news from the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society (the former Anglican Use Society) because unfortunately for reasons of health and other personal reasons, three of our directors have had to resign, including the President, Stephen Cavanaugh, and the Vice-President, Father Allan Hawkins, both of whom we should like to thank from the bottom of our hearts for the generous and important work they have done for the Society over many years.

Unfortunately their retirement meant that the work of the ACS came more or less to a halt for several months. At our Skype board meeting on 20th May (which is 21st May in Australia) we "met" over four time zones, from 3 pm Central North American time to 6 am the next morning Eastern Australian time. I was appointed interim chairman, Fr. Eric Bergman of Scranton, PA, was named interim vice-chairman and a procedure was put in place to recruit new board members by the next board meeting in five weeks' time.

The board unanimously accepted a new Mission Statement for the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, which you can read by visiting https://ordinariateexpats.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/acs-mission-statement-passed-20160520-21.pdf.

Plans were concretised to organise a conference in the USA next year on "What is the Anglican Patrimony to the Catholic Church?". The possibility of organising parallel events in other countries which can be linked with the main conference by electronic media is being examined.

The first issue of our new journal Shared Treasure on the nature and role of the Anglican Patrimony is to appear later this year, and the project to update the Anglican Use Gradual after the publication of the Divine Worship Missal is already well in hand and can most likely be finished this year.

Those interested in joining the Society or assisting us in any way are welcome to contact me at davidmurphy@gmx.de.

David Murphy
Interim Chairman, Anglicanorum Coetibus Society


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