Mark Earey will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 15 October, 5.30pm, launching his new book, Beyond Common Worship: Anglican Identity and Liturgical Diversity.
The introduction of Common Worship services from 1997 onwards has gone remarkably smoothly, considering the immensity of the task. But all is not well. Despite its overall success, the sheer variety of material has meant that for many parishes, clergy and Readers, Common Worship has come to feel complicated, technical and cumbersome.
In many parishes this is becoming crucial: a question such as, ‘How do we use Common Worship for a Eucharistic service in Messy Church?’ focuses the issue – but it is a question being asked in different ways in lots of different places. The answer thus far from the Fresh Expressions movement itself has been, ‘All the flexibility you need is in Common Worship’ – but this answer is looking increasingly naïve in the light of actual practice.
Mark Earey is Co-Director of the Centre for Ministerial Formation and Tutor in Liturgy and Worship at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books including Finding your way around common worship and Worship that cares.
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