On the 31 December 2000 the ASB Prayer book that has been in use by the Church of England since 1982 will cease to be the main form of Liturgy sanctioned by the Church.
Common Worship is the collective title given to the complete revision of all services and rites of the Church of England and will form the basis for over 1000 parishes throughout the UK. This will mean that clergy, layreaders and Church members will be facing all forms of worship to learn and understand. Common Worship Today is aimed at just these people. This title will be the only book that looks at the sevices and rites in depth, helping to explain their meaning and putting the words into the context of the daily life of the Church. It will be presented in a colourful and open way with illustrations to help the new user of the Common Worship services to understand the background to the changes as well as to apply them to the spiritual needs of the congregation.
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About the Author Reverend Mark Eary is part of GROW (The Group for the Renewal of Worship). He is based at Sarum College in Salisbury.From the Back Cover:
'Common Worship' marks a new era for worship in the Church of England, providing flexibility within a framework. The aim is to make connections with contemporary culture and with the worship of generations of Christians down the ages.
'Common Worship Today'has been written by experts, some of whom have been closely involved in the production of the 'Common Worship' services. The result is a comprehensive, reliable and authoritative guide to the key features, the underlying thinking and the practical implications of 'Common Worship'.
With the help of hundreds of colour illustrations, clear diagrams and detailed tables, this book fills in the historical background to the services and then works through all the key aspects of 'Common Worship', providing an invaluable guide for everyone – from experienced worship leaders to the newly confirmed.
Following in the footsteps of 'Anglican Worship today', the illustrated guide to 'The Alternative Service Book 1980', 'Common Worship Today' provides an informative introduction to worship generally and to 'Common Worship' in particular.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition & printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0005993814