Pastoral Services

 
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  The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England: The Prayer Book as Proposed in 1928; The Alternative Service Book 1980; both of which are copyright © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England. 
 
  Cambridge University Press: Extracts (and adapted extracts) from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown, are reproduced by permission of the Crown's Patentee, Cambridge University Press. 
 
  The Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches in the USA: Unless otherwise stated, Scripture quotations are from The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved. 
 
  International Bible Society: Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Hodder and Stoughton, a member of the Hodder Headline Group. All rights reserved. 'New International Version' is a trademark of International Bible Society. UK trademark number 1448790. 
   
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  The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia: Pastoral Introduction (Marriage, p. 102), Blessing 2 (lines 1-9; Marriage, p. 153), Thanksgiving 6 (Marriage, p. 161), prayer for the support of friends (Marriage, p. 168), the alternative opening prayer (Funeral, p. 260), prayer at the time of death ('N, go forth from this world: in the love of God the Father …'; Funeral, pp. 229 and 376), prayers 21 (Funeral, p. 352), 24 (p. 353), 26 (p. 354), 30 (p. 355), 31 (p. 355) and 42 (p. 358). Taken/adapted from A New Zealand Prayer Book - He Karikia Mihinare O Aotearoa, copyright © The Church of the Province of New Zealand 1989.
   
  The Anglican Church of Australia: Longer prayers and litanies 2 (Marriage, p. 157), prayers for grace to live well (Marriage, p. 162), for discipleship (Marriage, p. 162), the joy of loving (Marriage, p. 164), the healing of memory (Marriage, p. 164), the joy of companionship (Marriage, p. 164), faithfulness (prayer 18) (Marriage, p. 165), children and family (Marriage, p. 167), an existing family (Marriage, p. 167) and the families of the couple (Marriage, p. 168); and prayer when a coffin has come to its place (Funeral, p. 243). Taken/adapted from A Prayer Book for Australia, copyright ©1995 The Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation. All rights reserved.
   
  The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada: Prayer after communion (Marriage, p. 131). Adapted from (or excerpted from) The Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada, copyright © 1985 by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Used with permission.
   
  The English Language Liturgical Consultation: The Lord's Prayer, Nunc dimittis and a prayer of thanksgiving ('You, Christ, are the King of glory …'; p. 340) prepared by the English Language Liturgical Consultation, based on (or excerpted from) Praying Together, copyright © ELLC 1988.
   
  The International Commission on English in the Liturgy: 'You raise the dead to life in the Spirit …' (Wholeness and Healing, p. 19), the Collect (Marriage, pp. 107 and 121), prayer for the preparation of the table and gifts (Marriage, p. 130), the Collect (Funeral, pp. 262, 278 and 350), Eucharistic preface (b) (Funeral, p. 283), 'Christ yesterday and today …' (Funeral, p. 247). English translations based on (or excerpted from) The Roman Missal, copyright © 1973 International Committee on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). Prayers of entrusting and commending ('Lord Jesus, our Redeemer …', Funeral, p. 373 and 'N has fallen asleep in the peace of Christ …', Funeral, p. 373), and prayers for those who mourn 33 (Funeral, p. 356), 34 (p. 356) and 35 (p. 357). Based on (or excerpted from) the Order of Christian Funerals, copyright © 1985 ICEL. All rights reserved.
   
  The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain: Blessing 4 (Marriage, p. 154), prayer for a glimpse of eternal love (Marriage, p. 163), prayer for grace and delight (Marriage, p. 165), prayer for faithfulness ('Gracious God …', Marriage, p. 165) from An Order of Marriage for Christians from Different Churches, copyright © The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain, 1999. Used by permission.
   
  The Episcopal Church in the USA: Prayer after communion (Funeral, p. 286) and 'Into your hands, O merciful Saviour …' (Funeral, p. 376) from The Book of Common Prayer according to the use of the Episcopal Church of the USA, 1979. The ECUSA Prayer Book is not subject to copyright.
   
  The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd: Prayers after a stillbirth (Funeral, p. 313), miscarriage (p. 313), a violent death 43 (p. 359) and a suicide (p. 360) from Pastoral Prayers edited by Stephen Oliver, copyright © Mowbray 1996, an imprint of The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. Used by permission.
   
  Darton, Longman and Todd: 'Lord, we pray for those who mourn …' (Prayer 32, Funeral, p. 356) from Good Friday People by Sheila Cassidy, published and copyright ©1991 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers.
   
  The European Province of the Society of St Francis: 'God of all consolation …' (Funeral, pp. 260 and 276), Psalm 139 prayer (Funeral, pp. 248 and 382) and Psalm 27 prayer (Funeral, p. 250) from Celebrating Common Prayer, copyright © The Society of St Francis European Province 1992 and 1996.
   
  Grove Books: Thanksgiving for the life of the departed 18 (Funeral, p. 351), 19 (p. 352) and 20 (p. 352), prayers for those who mourn 27 (Funeral, p. 354) and Ending 72 (Funeral, p. 374) from Liturgy and Death (Grove Books, 1974) © Trevor Lloyd.
   
  Intellectual Properties Management, Atlanta, Georgia (executive licensor of the Martin Luther King estate): Conclusion (Funeral, p. 239) (also shown as Blessing 80, p. 377) from I Have a Dream, HarperCollins New York. Copyright © 1963 by Martin Luther King, Jr., copyright renewed 1991 by Coretta Scott King.
   
  Jubilate Hymns: Confession and Absolution (a) (Marriage, p. 117) from Church Family Worship. Words: Michael Perry © Mrs B Perry/ Jubilate Hymns 1986. Used by permission.
   
  The Methodist Publishing House: Blessing 2 (lines 10-15; Marriage, p. 153) and Litanies and responsive prayers 66 (Funeral, p. 371) from The Methodist Worship Book, copyright ©1999 Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. Used by permission of Methodist Publishing House.
   
  Oxford University Press: Prayer for readiness to live in the light of eternity 51 (Funeral, p. 362) and 52 (p. 363). Taken from The Service Book of the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom, copyright © The United Reformed Church 1989. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.
   
  The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh: Prayer for the gift of love (Marriage, p. 163), 'We have come together to worship God …' (Funeral, p. 301), gathering prayer 7 (Funeral, p. 348), prayer after a violent death 44 (Funeral, p. 359), prayer after a long illness 47 (Funeral, p. 361) and prayer for readiness to live in the light of eternity 56 (Funeral, p. 364) from The Book of Common Order, copyright © The Church of Scotland Panel on Worship 1994.
   
  SPCK: Prayer for those who mourn 28 (Funeral, p. 355) and prayer for readiness to live in the light of eternity 57 (Funeral, p. 364) from All Desires Known, SPCK. Copyright © Janet Morley 1992. Litanies and responsive prayers 67 (Funeral, p. 372) taken from Tides and Seasons by David Adam, Triangle/SPCK, 1989. Used by permission of the publishers.
   
  The Rt Revd Dr David Stancliffe: Greeting (Wholeness and Healing, p. 14), Introduction (Wholeness and Healing, p. 14), prayers of intercession (Wholeness and Healing, p. 17), prayers of penitence (Wholeness and Healing, p. 18), 'Blessed are you sovereign God …' (Wholeness and Healing, p. 20) and Sending Out (Wholeness and Healing, p. 23). Used by permission.