The library

The Anglican Centre’s library was opened in 1966 by the Rt Rev’d John Moorman, sometime Bishop of Ripon and an instrumental force in the setting up of the Anglican Centre. It was at the core of Archbishop Michael Ramsey’s vision for the Centre:

the Anglican student is often a debtor to writers within the Roman Catholic Church. This Centre is an attempt to repay that debt by making available the resources of Anglican learning to any who will come and enjoy them. Archbishop Michael Ramsey

This is a reference library, boasting a catalogue of over 15,000 books, and is the largest English-language library on Anglicanism on the continent of Europe. It is used by a diversity of scholars - Roman Catholics living and studying in Rome, the Centre’s Scholars in Residence, clergy on sabbatical, and visiting students on courses at the Anglican Centre. It has a particular focus on ecclesiology, doctrine, and ecumenism making it ideal for those who wish to explore Anglican Ecclesiology.