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.

Latest volume available now: National Prayers. Special Worship since the Reformation. Volume I:  Special Prayers, Fasts and Thanksgivings in the British Isles 1533-1688, edited by Natalie Mears, Alasdair Raffe, Stephen Taylor and Philip Williamson (with Lucy Bates). See our Publications section for more details.

AGM to be held on Monday 4th July:  Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch will give a lecture on 'The Early Career of Thomas Cromwell' in the Great Hall at Lambeth Palace. You will need to confirm your attendance by Monday 27th June.
See our Events section for more details.