The Church authorises a form of worship (or ‘liturgy’) which is intended to be as faithful and honouring to God as it is possible to make it.
There has been a long process of liturgical development:
- The Book of Common Prayer of 1662 (which itself was revised from 1549)
- Series I, Series II, and Series III in the 1960s
- The Alternative Service Book of 1980
- The Common Worship book series.
The final volume of Common Worship was published in March 2008.
To read current morning, evening and night prayers in traditional and contemporary styles - and to set up a daily prayer feed - visit www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/dailyprayer/
A guide to using worship in church communities, called Worship Changes Lives, published by Church House Publishing, is available from the Chelmsford Bookshop at the discount price of £4.49.
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