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. Members of the Dearmer Society are expected to follow the Society's Rule of Life and use the Dearmer Society's prayer.

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.

In Australia, members of the Dearmer Society join SCP members at their meetings and events, and become full SCP members on their priesting.