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For over a hundred years the Canterbury and York Society has been pre-eminent in the publication of editions of English medieval ecclesiastical records. Since 1904 we have been producing volumes which are lasting works of scholarship; used and enjoyed by both amateur and professional historians. The majority of our publications are editions of episcopal and archiepiscopal registers: records which are not only basic tools for church historians but also important sources for economic, social and political history. The Society also prints other collections of valuable ecclesiastical sources as well: recent volumes have included Twelfth-Century English Archidiaconal and Vice-Archidiaconal Acta and The Medieval Court of Arches.

What do members get?

Members of the Society:

  • Receive the Society’s annual published hard-bound volume
  • May purchase back volumes at 25% discount
  • Receive an invitation to the Society’s annual meeting, which includes a lecture on an aspect of English Church History by a leading researcher in the area

Who can join?

Membership is open to all on payment of an individual subscription. Current members include both individuals and institutions, and are spread all over the word, including Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

What does it cost?

Current membership rates are 20 for individuals and 25 for institutions.

“One of the last great bargains in the world of serious scholarship.”
Professor Joel Rosenthal

How do I join?

Send details of your name and postal address, together with your subscription for the current year (made payable, in sterling, to 'The Canterbury and York Society') to the Honorary Treasurer.

Canterbury and York Society  
Printing Bishops' Registers and Other Ecclesiastical Records