Church of England Record Society


The Church of England Record Society was founded in 1991 and aims to promote interest in and knowledge of the Church of England from the 16th century onwards.  Since 1994, the Society has published volumes illustrating all periods of church history since the Reformation.

The publications include editions of letters, diaries, treatises, visitation articles, or other documents and are important sources for ecclesiastical, social and political history.

Members of the Society receive a free copy of the Society's annual publication and are invited to the Annual General Meeting and lecture.  The lecture is given by an established scholar, often associated with the Society’s publications.

We welcome applications for membership.  More information on the Society, publications and membership and links to further useful sites can be found on the following pages.


2020 AGM to be held online on Tuesday July 7th at 4.15pm.
Members will receive instructions on how to attend virtually via email.
See our Events page for more information.

Following the AGM, Dr Robert Saunders of Queen Mary University of London will give the Annual Lecture, entitled "The Cross and the Ballot Paper: the Church and the Religion of Democracy in Britain, 1800-1918."

Please click here for the Society's Annual Report for 2019.

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