Common Worship

Common Worship is a family of volumes which, together with the Book of Common Prayer, make up the official liturgical resource of the Church of England.

You can read an introduction to Common Worship which describes the contents of each volume, or skip to a specific resource by clicking on the links below. The Common Worship material is subject to copyright. Please check our copyright information page to ensure you are using it responsibly.

Calendar (the Christian Year)

Lectionaries (Tables of Psalms and Readings)

General Rules

Principal Services

Daily Prayer

New Patterns for Worship

Times and Seasons

Collects, Postcommunions, The Psalter (and other Resources)


Christian Initiation (including Baptism and Confirmation)

Additional Baptism Texts in Accessible Language

Pastoral Services (including Marriage and Burial Services)

Ordination Services

Additional Eucharistic Prayers

Other Authorized Liturgy

Public Worship with Communion by Extension

The Admission and Licensing of Readers

Common Worship in other languages