Anglican Use Society of the San Francisco Bay Area Announces Organizational Meeting

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The Anglican Use Society of the San Francisco Bay Area will have its organizational meeting on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in San Mateo, California.

The organizational meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Anglican Use Society will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Cedar Room at the Main Branch of the San Mateo Public Library, 55 West 3rd Ave., San Mateo, CA, 94402.

The society's goal is to assist in forming Anglican Use parishes for the Bay Area under the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus, which was promulgated by Pope Benedict in 2009. Anglicanorum Coetibus allows groups of Anglicans (Episcopalians) to enter the Catholic Church while retaining some of their patrimony, including liturgy, music and spirituality.

The group plans to begin offering services from the Book of Divine Worship monthly in the Bay Area. The Book of Divine Worship is an adaptation of The Book of Common Prayer which is approved for use in Anglican Use (Catholic) parishes.

The location of the first services will depend upon the availability of church or chapel space, but eventually the group plans to have locations in the City of San Francisco, the North Bay, East Bay and South Bay areas.

The meeting agenda will include forming a leadership team, discussing possible locations for the first services, and scheduling the first service in the Bay Area.

James Farr, president of the Washington, DC-based St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Use Society (, is advising the group and will speak at the meeting.

Contact: James Farr, e-mail codeblueiii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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