Society of SS. Peter and Paul

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The Society of SS. Peter and Paul was an English Anglo-Catholic publishing company in the Anglican Papalist[1][2] tradition. It was established in 1911 as a reaction to the works of the Anglican priest and liturgist Percy Dearmer, particularly The Parson's Handbook, which advocated a liturgical style distinct to England and rooted in the Sarum rite.[3] The society believed that the church should follow the liturgical development of the European continental church and remain faithful to the Roman Rite used by Rome, and that the best means to accomplish this was to produce missals and other prayer books for this liturgical tradition.[2][3] The society worked closely with the illustrator Martin Travers to produce the desired aesthetic for this movement.

The society was responsible for the creation of the Anglican Missal, a liturgical book still used by some Anglo-Catholics and other high-church Anglicans as a supplement to the Book of Common Prayer.[4]


  1. ^ Yates, Nigel (1999). Anglican ritualism in Victorian Britain, 1830-1910. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. pp. 361–362. ISBN 0198269897. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Dunstan, Petà (2009). The Labour of Obedience : the Benedictines of Pershore, Nashdom and Elmore : a History. Norwich: Canterbury Press in association with the Anglo-Catholic History Society. p. 18. ISBN 1853119741. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Witten, Julian W. S. (2001). "The Illustrative Works of Martin Travers, ARCA FBS MGP". A Manual of Anglo-Catholic Devotion: xxi.
  4. ^ Lula, Daniel J. F. (1 November 2003). "The Anglican Divine Office, 1552 to 2003". The Anglican Breviary. Retrieved 30 June 2015.

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