What the Prayer Book Society Is
It is composed of faithful Episcopalians (Anglicans) who seek to keep alive in the church the classic common prayer tradition of the Anglican Way, which began in the Church of England in 1549. They wish to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and in a dignified and understandable English.
It claims that the Constitution of the Episcopal Church gives to Rectors and parishes, as well as to individual Episcopalians, the right to use the last genuine Book of Common Prayer in America: the 1928 BCP.
It is committed to educating and informing the people of the nature and content of the common prayer tradition, and its use for Holy Communion, Daily Offices, baptism, funerals, family prayer and personal devotions.
It is involved (in cooperation with sister societies in Canada, Britain and Australia) in maintaining and teaching the biblical faith, order and morality to which the Common Prayer Tradition, along with other Anglican formularies, bear witness
It seeks to do the above through lectures, seminars, publications, phone conversations, an internet web site and work in local churches.
What the Prayer Book Society Is Not
It is not an historical Society - though it does take history seriously.
It is not merely a preservation Society - though it does seek to preserve what is good.
It is not merely a traditionalist society - though it does receive holy tradition gracefully.
It is not a reactionary society, existing only to oppose modern trends.
It is not a synod or a council organized by the church.