Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

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

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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For more information please contact Edward Carter
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