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The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars is an international association of biblical scholars who are affiliated with the churches of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Church of England. Its purpose is to support biblical scholarship at all levels in the Anglican Communion. The AABS is dedicated to fostering greater involvement of biblical scholars in the life of Anglican churches, and to promoting the development of resources for biblical studies in Anglican theological education.



The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars will be held on Friday, November 17.

All parts of the AABS meeting will be held at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111, at the northeast edge of the Boston Common, a straightforward 30-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the Hines Convention Center. All are welcome—for any portion/s of the afternoon/evening. Advance reservations are required for the catered dinner. Information and cost for the dinner will be posted on the AABS website ( in the early summer; this information will also be sent out on our email list. Contact Elizabeth Struthers Malbon in the meantime if you have questions or to be added to the email list. Contact us in the meantime if you have questions.

3:00pm – Executive Committee Meeting

Jane Patterson, Seminary of the Southwest, Presiding

4:00pm – Gathering and Greeting

Frank Hughes, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Minden, Louisiana, Presiding

5:00pm – General Business Meeting

Jane Patterson, Seminary of the Southwest, Presiding

6:00pm – Holy Eucharist

7:00pm – Dinner (catered; for required reservations see below)

7:45pm – Praying Your Life: Engaging the Scriptures as an Invitation 

Brother Curtis Almquist, Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE)

Jonathan Soyars, University of Chicago, Presiding

The cost of the dinner will be posted in the summer, which includes subsidizing students and those with special financial needs, who should contact the treasurer (below) for further information. This amount is payable by check made out to the AABS; send to The Rev. Frank Hughes, 103 Chandler St., Minden LA 71055-2513, USA. He may be contacted by phone or text at +1 (318) 299-0079 or for further details. One may also pay by means of the PayPal button below.




We warmly invite those who are able to come to do so, even if you haven’t participated in AABS. Please come to as much of the program as you wish, join us for the Eucharist, make a dinner reservation, and share in the evening events. For more information, questions, or suggestions, please contact the president of the association, The Rev. Henrietta Wiley, For information about the meeting, contact