Early retirement from a career in finance and accountancy in the gas and rail industries enabled the late David Wallingford to fulfil a long-held ambition to return to academic study, which he did by completing his MA in Christian Liturgy at Sarum College from 2011 to 2014.
Combining the graduate skills of a historian with a lively and first-hand interest in Reformed traditions of worship, David found in the Decalogue a topic that opened unexpected and creative paths for him to explore the worship of the Reformation period.
The work of this recently published book by the Joint Liturgical Study is a lightly edited version of David’s dissertation thesis, which was highly praised by examiners and contributed to his final grade of an MA award with distinction.
David’s plans to pursue postgraduate research in this same field remain unrealised due to his death in June 2016 after a short illness. His family, in particular his wife Susan, have much to be proud of. Tutoring David on the MA in Christian Liturgy programme at Sarum College was always a great pleasure.
“Our hope is that this study will not only throw light on upon his chosen area of research, but will stand as a tribute to a relatively unknown but brilliant author”
From The Decalogue in the Reformation Liturgies