Hebert Kelly Bibliography

Published books

The History of a Religious Idea, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamiliton, Kent & co., 1889

A History of the Church of Christ vol 1, Longmans, Green & Co., 1901

A History of the Church of Christ vol 2, Longmans, Green & Co., 1902

England and the Church, Longmans, Green & Co., 1902

The Church and Religious Unity, Longmans, Green & Co., 1913

The Gospel of God, 1928

Catholicity, Macmillan, 1932

No Pious Person
Autobiographical recollections drawn from the writings of Herbert Kelly and his brother Alfred. Edited by George Every, Faith Press, 1960

SSM Pamphlets

Training for Ordination, 1901

The Society of the Sacred Mission: A Vindication of its Principles, 1901

Aims and Methods of Theological Study, 1904

Ad Fratres, 1906

The Church and the Ordination Question, 1907

The Christian Faith, 1907

An Idea in the Working: An Account of the Society of the Sacred Mission. Its History and Aims, 1909-67
(later editions have a supplementary chapter by Reginald Tribe, SSM)

The Universities and the Training of the Clergy, 1909

Christian Unity and the Church, 1909

Memorandum on Theological Education, 1909

The Continuation of Study, 1909

On the Aims and Methods of Theological Study, 1913

Ad Filios, 1920

Fr Kelly’s Idea – SSM, c.1970s

Other Published Pamphlets

The Office of the Religious Life in the Church, Mowbury, 12pp., 1896

The Training of an Indian Ministry, SPCK, 35pp., 1912

A Statement of the Christian Faith, Longmans, Green & Co. 34pp., 1916

The National Mission and the Church, Longmans, Green & Co., 1916

Principles of Reunion, SPCK, 1920

The Social Teaching of the Medieval Church, Anglo-Catholic Congress Books, Society of SS Peter & Paul, 24pp., 1925

Other Works

In additon to the works listed here, Kelly was a regular contributor to the SSM Quarterly between 1902 and 1950.

His corpus also includes a lecture series for Kelham students, a range of conference papers and talks given to groups such as the Student Christian Movement and for the church in Japan.

The SSM archive, at the Borthwick Institute, University of York, also holds many unpublished papers and short stories, some of which were published posthumously in SSM Quarterly. A full list of these will be available on this website in due course.

Governing Documents of SSM

The Principles, SSM

The Constitution, SSM

Publications about Kelly & SSM

HK of Kelham, Anon, SSM Press, 1960

SSM An Idea Still Working, SSM Press, 1980

Father Kelly and the Idea of Theology, Anon, 1987

History of the Society of the Sacred Mission, Alistair Mason, Canterbury Press, 1993

Towards a New Day, Ralph Martin SSM, Darton Longman and Todd, 2015

Unpublished Thesis

Herbert Hamilton Kelly SSM: A Study in Failure (a contribution to the search for a credible Catholicism), Alan Williams Jones, University of Nottingham, 1971