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Last update January 2012
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NEWS UPDATE (return to top of page)
December 2011: Edition 44 of Ecclesiology Today is at the printers, and is expected to be in members' hands by late January.
July 12 2011: There were hold-ups at the printer, but the book is now printed and bound, and will be despatched to members in mid July.
April 2011: The book on pews is now at the printer, and will be posted to members once printed. You can steal a look at the contents page here. Members should have received a mailing at the end of March with the programme for the year.
March 2011: The book on pews has been booked for printing in
April 2011, and will be posted to members once printed. The Society's
event programme will be mailed to members in March.
December 2010: The forthcoming edition of Ecclesiology Today
(no. 43) is being seen through the press, and we expect it to be posted
to members at the turn of the year. The book on church seating and pews
has taken longer than we expected to publish, and we now expect it to
be printed in January or the first part of February. We apologise for the
delays: the book is lengthy and the final stages have taken (much, much) longer
than expected. It will be posted free of charge to members.
March 2010: We have previously announced a special edition of Ecclesiology Today
devoted to pews and church seating - history and future. This important
topic has attracted considerable interest, and the volume has now grown
to full book length, of about 300 pages. It has therefore been decided
to issue it as a free-standing book rather than an issue of
Ecclesiology Today. It will, of course, be issued free to members. This
will therefore replace the two issues of Ecclesiology Today which would
have appeared in 2009.
Part of the cost of this publication has been defrayed by a grant from
English Heritage, and by a donation from the estate of the late James
Johnston, our previous Secretary.
Almost all the articles in the book have been specially written, and
some have involved fresh research especially for the purpose. This, and
the sheer scale of the enterprise, have slowed things down. Most of is
now typeset, but it will inevitably be a little while before the book
is published. We apologise for this delay.
You will be pleased to know that the next issue of Ecclesiology Today
is already being typeset, and we expect to issue that in June 2010, as
the first issue for this year. Articles for the following issue
following are also now in, and will soon be typeset, for publication
towards the end of 2010. Thus we hope and intend that we will catch up
with our publication schedule in June this year and maintain momentum
STANDING MATERIAL (return to top of page)
Annual reports and accounts
The annual reports and accounts for the past few years are at the bottom of this page - just scroll down.
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do no harm. Here is the Gift Aid form.
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publicising availability soon. In the meantime, you might like to look
at our publications page.
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History of the Society
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Laws of the Society
Laws of the Society pdf
ANNUAL REPORTS AND ACCOUNTS (return to top of page)
Annual reports and accounts
Annual report for calendar year 2001 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2001 - income and expenditure
Accounts for calendar year 2001 - balance sheet
Annual report for calendar year 2002 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2002 - income and expenditure
Accounts for calendar year 2002 - balance sheet
Minutes of 2003 AGM
Annual report for calendar year 2003 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2003 - income and expenditure
Accounts for calendar year 2003 - balance sheet
Minutes of 2004 AGM
Annual report for calendar year 2004 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2004 - income and expenditure
Accounts for calendar year 2004 - balance sheet
Minutes of 2005 AGM
Annual report for calendar year 2005 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2005 pdf
Minutes of 2006 AGM pdf
Annual report for calendar year 2006 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2006 pdf
Minutes of 2007 AGM pdf
Annual report for calendar year 2007 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2007 pdf
Minutes of 2008 AGM pdf
Annual report for calendar year 2008 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2008 pdf
Minutes of 2009 AGM pdf
Annual report for calendar year 2009 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2009 pdf
Minutes of 2010 AGM pdf
Annual report for calendar year 2010 pdf
Accounts for calendar year 2010 pdf