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What Makes Worship Distinctly Anglican in a World of Liturgical Change?

  • Course Dates: Tue 14 June 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Church of England worship has gone through fifty years of change.

It has moved from uniformity of worship with the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, through experimental services and alternative services to Common Worship, which is itself an invitation to embrace variety, diversity and spontaneity. English Anglicans have adopted words, symbols and styles from other denominations, other Anglican provinces and from Emerging Church worship.

Yet is there still a series of principles and practices that are distinctly characteristic of Anglican worship? Do they remain relevant in a fast changing Church? What would be lost if they disappeared? The aim of this day is to explore these questions and to understand what value there is in having a clear sense of what today makes worship Anglican.

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Tue 14 June 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Michael Perham was one of the chief authors of Common Worship, serving on the Church of England Liturgical Commission for nearly 20 years. In addressing the question of the distinctiveness of Anglican liturgy he will draw on the research that he and Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves did for their book The Hospitality of God: Emerging Worship for a Missional Church (SPCK, 2011).
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£45, includes lunch and refreshments