Priests-in-training to be given glossaries because they struggle to understand the Book of Common Prayer

Sep 12, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Priests-in-training are to be given glossaries to help them understand the Book of Common Prayer for the first time because they struggle to decipher the language. The Prayer Book Society, which gives out free copies of the 17th century book to first-year students in...

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Prayer Book services to help dementia sufferers

Oct 9, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England is to revive traditional terminology in some of its services to help Alzheimer’s sufferers. Senior clerics hope that familiar texts of prayers and passages of scripture, often learnt by heart in childhood, could help trigger memories and...

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Has the 1662 Prayer Book become a subversive text? A service in memory of George Bell

Oct 5, 2016 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: I have long thought that the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (actually its first version was written in 1549)  would eventually become a subversive document. Increasingly, its sentiments are revolutionary not only in the Christian sense (which calls for an uninterrupted...

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Young people ‘increasingly turning to traditional prayers

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Alex Williams, Premier: A collection of traditional Anglican prayers has experienced a renaissance among young people, it has been claimed. There were concerns during the 1970s the ancient Book of Common Prayer could fall into disuse, however the Prayer Book Society (PBS) is reporting a...

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The basic beliefs which unite confessing Anglicans

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In the 1960’s William Barclay wrote a series of commentaries on classic Christian texts entitled “The Plain Man looks at…” While this phrase needs to be updated, and some have questioned whether the erudite Mr Barclay could claim to speak on behalf of a “plain...

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Bishops are not powerless against the present spiritual disorder

Jun 10, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: With scandals over Zen Buddhist meditations promoted by promoted by  the Canon Chancellor of York Minster, the Church of Nigeria severing links with Liverpool Diocese over the appointment of an uber-liberal American bishop ,  and an Oxford cleric appearing to bless the...

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