15 October 2012
A short interview with the
Bishop of Wakefield at the launch of
Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion
Clergy perform thousands of emergency pastoral services in the
community every year, prompting Church House Publishing to compile
the essentials for pastoral ministry in a portable, easy-reference
Launched on Wednesday, October 10 at St Peter's Church, Eaton
Square, London, Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry
Companion includes liturgies, prayers and readings
• Emergency baptism
• Prayers for the sick and their families
• Holy Communion at home or in hospital
• Reconciliation services (not present in previous Pastoral
Services or Ministry to the Sick volumes)
• Prayers with the dying and at the time of a death
• Prayers for use at home before and after a funeral
• Passages of Scripture and Psalms in both modern and Prayer
The Bishop of Wakefield and chair of the Liturgical Commission,
the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, said at the launch: "Caring for the
sick and people in times of crisis stands at the heart of Christian
ministry. This companion will be an essential resource when a
priest is offering pastoral care."
The elegant and discreet volume - bound in soft-touch imitation
leather with two ribbons - is the ideal size for keeping to hand in
a pocket, bag or car glove compartment.
Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion is
published by Church House Publishing as a soft-cased hardback (with
two ribbons), ISBN 978 07151 2203 7, priced at £20. It is available from Church House Publishing at the
special price of £16.00 until 31st October.
Alternatively it is also available as a Kindle eBook from Amazon.
Pictures of the launch are available here.