Pastoral Services

  Authorization
     
    Common Worship: Pastoral Services comprises
     
    ¶      alternative services and other material authorized for use until further resolution of the General Synod; and
     
    ¶      material commended by the House of Bishops.
     
    For details, see here.
     
    Canon B 3 provides that decisions as to which of the authorized services are to be used (other than occasional offices) shall be taken jointly by the incumbent and the parochial church council. In the case of occasional offices (other than Confirmation and Ordination), the decision is to be made by the minister conducting the service, subject to the right of any of the persons concerned to object beforehand to the form of service proposed.