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Transforming Worship gathers momentum with launch of online information portal

A new website from the Church of England to help clergy, readers and all who help plan and lead worship was launched today.

Following the launch of its Transforming Worship initiative at the General Synod at York in July, www.transformingworship.org.uk has been developed by the Church's Liturgical Commission to complement the worship resources available from the Church of England’s website at www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy. The new site collects together a wide range of information and advice, acting as a 'one-stop-shop' for access to sample Orders of Service for special festivals, music resources, training materials and information on forthcoming events.

The site was launched by the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, Bishop of Wakefield and Chairman of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission, at the annual meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Committee representatives being held at St Paul's Cathedral.

The site also boasts a wide range of links to partners in the field of liturgical formation, including Praxis, the Royal School of Church Music, The Alcuin Club, GROW, Music and Worship Foundation, the College of Preachers and the Prayer Book Society.

The Revd Peter Moger, the Church of England’s National Worship Development Officer, said: “The Commission is very excited about this site. It will not only help point people in the direction of exciting resources to enliven and transform worship, but also open up new possibilities for joined-up thinking in the area of training and formation in worship. There are some great resources out there, and a lot of people delivering quality training: this site pulls it all together.”