Worship texts and resources

Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life. It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed (and transformed) as his people.

One of the glories of the Church of England is its liturgical worship. Liturgy refers to the patterns, forms, words and actions through which public worship is conducted.

Included in this section you will find:

Common Worship
This offers a complete library of services and prayers in diverse styles. Most of the material is in contemporary language.

The Book of Common Prayer (1662)
A permanent feature of the Church of England's worship and a key source for its doctrine, the Book of Common Prayer is loved for the beauty of its language and its services are widely used. 

You will also find the information about liturgical history and the liturgical year

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