What is the Dearmer Society?

The Dearmer society is for ordinands currently in training who aspire to membership of the Society of Catholic Priests (SCP) and who are in sympathy with the principles of membership.
Those living under priestly orders experience both the joy and privilege of ordained ministry and also the sacrifice that ordination brings. At a time of great change and stress within the national and world Church, many priests are both at risk of isolation and loneliness, and also find themselves challenged by the changing expectations of the church. Membership of SCP offers collegiality, encouragement and support in the face of such conditions.
Aspirants are encouraged to adopt the rule of life of the Society, that is

  • Eucharistic centred spirituality
  • to say the Daily Office
  • to consult a Spiritual Director
  • to pray for their fellow members of  Society
  • to use the sacrament of reconciliation
  • to offer confidential pastoral care to fellow members
  • to attend all meetings of their group unless prevented by good reason.

Dearmer Groups

Click here to see a list of current groups, click here.

‘Taking the Next Step’

Click here [awaiting update] to find out more about the regular vocations conferences that we run.

Want to know more?

To enquire about the Dearmer Society, please contact Mother Rowan Williams (Vice Rector – Formation).