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Annual Mass Details
What: Solemn Mass of the Feast of St. Charles Martyr
and Annual Luncheon.
When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11:00 am
Where: The Church of the Advent
30 Brimmer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
(617) 523-2377
Preaching: The Rev'd Canon Jeremy Haselock, Former Chaplain to the Queen
Luncheon: Buffet Luncheon in Moseley Hall
Cost: $30, Alcohol by donation.
Reservation details TBD. Checks payable to
"Church of the Advent"
Memo: SKCM
Send by 14 Jan to the address above
or contact
kharrgington at theadventboston dot org

The 41st Annual Mass and Luncheon of the American Region of the Society of King Charles the Martyr will be held Saturday, 27 January 2024, at The Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts.

We are happy to be visiting The Church of the Advent for the second time and are very pleased to be returning for the first time since 1989.

A buffet luncheon in Moseley Hall follows, for which reservations are required. $30 per person, alcohol by donation.
Details for making reservations will be posted in due course.

This year, for the first time, we are celebrating the broad membership in the Society: Roughly 50% TEC and CofE, with about 25% Continuing Anglican and 25% Ordinariate and other Catholic or Orthodox. A mass in the Divine Worship Form will be offered to commemorate various martyrs. It is being organized and sponsored by The Durandus Institute for Sacred Liturgy & Music.

SKCM commemorates the martyrdom of Charles I, King of England, Ireland and Scotland; and of France and Jerusalem also, by whose death the Catholic Faith of the Anglican Communion was preserved from Puritan intentions. St. Charles refused to resign both his faith in the apostolic order, as established by Christ Himself, and the authority of his bishops to the Puritan Roundheads, led by Oliver Cromwell, the sometime (and illegal) Lord Protector. The Roundheads committed regicide against Blessed Charles on 30 January 1649 outside the Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace. Immediately upon the Restoration of Church and King on 29 May 1660, the Convocation of Canterbury and York, now being free to assemble and act, canonised King Charles and added his name to the Kalendar of Saints at the revision of The Prayer Book. S. Charles is honoured for his strong personal piety, for his protection and patronage of the Church, and his martyrdom.

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Society of King Charles the Martyr, Inc.
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