Welcome to Anglican House Publishers website!
The great hymn “O Zion haste, thy mission high fulfilling” includes this refrain.
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace;
Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
This refrain recalls the prophetic role Israel plays in bringing Good News to the nations:
Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news;
lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news;
lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” (Isaiah 40:9)
That vision in turn is fulfilled in Jesus Christ, whose Coming fulfilled Old Testament prophecy and whose final Commission to His apostles was to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching all that He had commanded them (Matthew 28:19-20).
Jesus is the Word made Flesh, and Christianity is a religion of the Book, the God-breathed Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16). The Church carries out this vocation by regular reading and preaching the Word each week in its worship and through a rich tradition of publishing through many media, written and oral and now electronic.
One of the great contributions of Anglicanism to the Church’s calling has been publication of the Book of Common Prayer, which conveys the biblical Word through many forms: through appointed readings (lections), through liturgies for baptism and Holy Communion and other services, through biblical prayer and praise (the Psalms) and through classic Collects, Litanies and occasional prayers that have been passed down through the centuries.
The crisis within Anglicanism over the past half century has had to do with the authority of Scripture. When this crisis led to the formation of the Anglican Church in North America in 2008 and its recognition by the global fellowship of Anglicans, it raised the question: “Who will publish for us?”
Shortly after the ACNA was founded in 2008, Archbishop Robert Duncan encouraged Ron Speers, a layman from California, to start up a publishing venture. In 2013, Canon Speers and a dedicated team of volunteer colleagues founded Anglican House Media Ministry, a.k.a. Anglican House Publishers.
Anglican House is a “Ministry Affiliate” of the ACNA, legally an independent charity but with the specific mission to “publish bible-centered Anglican authors and satisfy the liturgical publishing needs of the church.” Its larger vision is “to promote spiritual formation and showcase the Anglican Way of being a Christian.”
The central task of Anglican House Publishers has been to publish the Book of Common Prayer 2019 under the Anglican Liturgy Press imprint. Since the new Prayer Book was launched, Anglican House has sold over 60,000 thousand copies for use in churches in the USA and Canada, along with a variety of other “Church Resources,” liturgical, catechetical and musical supplements.
Alongside official publications, we publish a variety of other books under the Anglican House imprint. We have grouped these books in three general categories.
The Legacy Series comprises books on the history and identity of the Anglican Church in North America and the Global Anglican Communion
Anglicanism includes books dealing with various aspects of Anglican history, theology and worship; and
Discipleship, Mission and Ministry includes books on general topics of Christian life and mission and ministry of the Church
With the retirement of Canon Speers in April of this year, the Anglican House Board of Directors determined that the ministry needed to consolidate its gains and prepare for a sustainable operation going forward, and, as of May 1 of this year, I was appointed as Interim CEO to help with this transition.
During this period, our Executive Team have been focusing on several projects:
- Refreshing the website
- Regularizing a pattern for editorial review of new manuscripts.
- Investigating new ways of publication in light of the digital revolution, such as “Print-on-Demand,” e-books, and audio books.
- Envisioning a role for global publishing to serve the church around the world.
Update from 1 September 2023:
Anglican House is pleased to announce that we are migrating our non-liturgical books to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, a print-on-demand platform which means that eventually you will be able to purchase them from our website or independently through Amazon, with all its familiar features, including worldwide distribution. The first book available is Arnold Klukas, A Walk through the Prayer Book: The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained, in our “Knowing Anglicanism” series.
In the meantime, our Tenth Anniversary Sale is offering all of our books at discount. We are also introducing two discount programs, a revised Clergy Discount and a Seminary Discount. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
It is our expectation that, with the appointment of a permanent CEO within the next year, Anglican House Publishers may build on the foundation laid by its pioneers and may expand its work to publish tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll
Anglican House Media Ministries, Inc. is a legal charity. While it is run like a business, it also publishes from time to time for church ministries on a non-profit basis.
The Anglican House Fund is established to underwrite such projects and also future ventures of the ministry. You may make donations to the Anglican House Fund.
Board of Directors
The Most Rev. Robert W. Duncan (Chairman)
The Rt. Rev. Keith Ackerman
The Most Rev. Foley Beach
The Rev. Dr. Hans Boersma
The Rev. Dr. Joyce Brooks
The Rev. Dr. Tom Carmody
Mr. David Chapman
The Rev. Ben Jefferies
Ms. Ashley Labosier
The Rev. Austin Mansfield
The Rt. Rev. Eric Menees
The Rev. Canon David Montzingo
The Rev. Dr. Ashley Null
The Rev. Dr. Greg Peters
Canon Ron Speers
The Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton
The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Thompson III
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll (Interim CEO)
Mr. John McLaughlin (Senior VP/CFO/Corporate Secretary)
Mr. Jim Carlson (Executive VP/ President, Anglican Liturgy Press)
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland (President/Publisher)
Support Staff and Consultants
Mr. Julian Del Valle, Manager, E-Commerce
Ms. Kellyn von Arx, Consultant, Media and Marketing
Ms. Ashley Labosier, Manager, Campus Ambassador Program
Ms. Laurie Anderson, Accountant