Pastoral Services

    Authorization Details
     
  The following services and other material in Common Worship: Pastoral Services are authorized pursuant to Canon B 2 of the Canons of the Church of England for use until further resolution of the General Synod:
     
    Wholeness and Healing
    ¶    The Marriage Service
    ¶    The Marriage Service within a Celebration of Holy Communion
    ¶       Supplementary Texts (Marriage)
    ¶       Emergency Baptism
    ¶       Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child
    ¶    The Outline Order for Funerals
    ¶    The Funeral Service
    ¶    The Funeral Service within a Celebration of Holy Communion
    ¶    The Blessing of a Grave
    ¶    The Burial of Ashes
    ¶       Collects for Funeral and Memorial Services
    ¶       Prayers of Entrusting and Commending
    ¶       Bible Readings and Psalms for Use at Funeral and
Memorial Services
    ¶       Nunc dimittis
    ¶       General Rules for Regulating Authorized Forms of Service
     
  The following material has been commended by the House of Bishops of the General Synod pursuant to Canon B 2 of the Canons of the Church of England and is published with the agreement of the House (authorized texts are, however, incorporated in some of these forms):
     
    ¶       Canticles (Marriage)
    ¶   An Order for Prayer and Dedication after a Civil Marriage
    ¶   Thanksgiving for Marriage
    ¶       Ministry at the Time of Death
    ¶       Receiving the Coffin at Church before the Funera
    ¶    The Outline Order for the Funeral of a Child
    ¶    The Outline Order for the Funeral of a Child
within a Celebration of Holy Communion
    ¶       Resources for the Funeral of a Child
    ¶    At Home after the Funeral
    ¶    An Outline Order for a Memorial Service
    ¶    An Outline Order for a Memorial Service
within a Celebration of Holy Communion
    ¶       Memorial Service: A Sample Service
    ¶       Prayers for Use with the Dying
and at Funeral and Memorial Services
    ¶       Canticles for Use at Funeral and Memorial Services
     
    Under Canon B 4 it is open to each bishop to authorize, if he sees fit, the form of service to be used within his diocese. He may specify that the services shall be those commended by the House, or that a diocesan form of them shall be used. If the bishop gives no directions in this matter the priest remains free, subject to the terms of Canon B 5, to make use of the services as commended by the House.