Founded in 1985, the Prayer Book Society of Canada is a charitable organization which promotes the understanding of classical Anglican Christianity, as embodied in the worship and teaching of the Book of Common Prayer, and as found in the present Canadian Book of Common Prayer (1962). The Solemn Declaration of 1893 (General Synod’s constitutional basis, Book of Common Prayer, page viii) defines The Book of Common Prayer as the touchstone for our worship.
To uphold The Book of Common Prayer as the standard for worship, theology and doctrine in the Anglican Church of Canada; To support a modest flexibility in Prayer Book usage as sensible and desirable; To welcome the use of other liturgies which may, from time to time, be both appropriate and effective in the contemporary Church.
Through Prayer Book Society Institutes (public lectures), conferences, Bible studies, periodic newsletter, and above all, prayer, the Society is a committed group of laypeople and clergy working to promote the understanding and use of the Book of Common Prayer as a spiritual system of nurture for life in Christ. Our Branch is only one of over 20 active branches across Canada.