“Ad gloriam Dei in eius voluntate”

To the glory of God in the doing of His will


The Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM) is an Anglican Religious Order founded by Fr Herbert Kelly in 1893.

It exists to serve the Church, by increasing the number of those given to the ‘Divine Service’, the ‘Conversion and Perfection of Souls’, and the cultivation of the ‘Divine Science’.

Today, we seek to advance those aims by promoting vocation, nurturing faith and spirituality, and encouraging theological learning.

Currently, the work of SSM is centred at St Antony’s Priory in Durham.