The Alcuin Club:
What is the Alcuin Club?
The Alcuin Club plays a significant part in the liturgical renewal of the church. Founded in 1897, it has a long and respected tradition of promoting sound liturgical scholarship by publishing series of Collections and other works.
The Club played an important part in the debate in the Church of England in the early part of this century about the proposed revision to the Book of Common Prayer and in other developments. More recently, its aims have been broadened to include study of the liturgy of the Christian churches in general, but with special reference to the liturgical life of the Anglican Communion. Members of the Club’s committee continue to be involved with the work of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England and with international societies for liturgical study.
Membership is open to any individual,institution or library paying the Club’s annual subsription. There are currently some 600 members: over half live in the UK, with the majority of the rest in North America; there are members from all parts of the world.
Payment of the annual subscription entitles members to receive free copies of the Club’s Collections and Liturgical Studies published during that calendar year: the Club is currently publishing one Collection and two Liturgical Studies each year. Members can receive other publications at special reduced rates (including some of the Club’s publications from earlier years) and can participate in the Club’s other activities. Other series of publications are being considered.
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