A hands-on guide to the Common Worship services of Holy Communion, offering straightforward and realistic ideas about how to use the services in your church. Drawing on his parish experience, Mark Beach includes imaginative suggestions for a range of local situations.The features of the services are set out clearly, highlighting the differences from ASB and BCP.
The introduction by Jeremy Fletcher, a member of the Liturgical Commission and of the General Synod Revision Committee working on the services, gives an unique insight into the preparation of the texts and the reasons why they are presented in this way.
Using Common Worship - Holy Communion balances practical tips with theological grounding in a way that will enable parishes to make the most of the opportunities of Common Worship as a whole.
Each of these stimulating, yet realistic, books has excited me again about the tremendous practical and pastoral potential of the Common Worship services and prayers.
Communion is the central act of the Church´s worship, yet every church has its own way of celebrating it. Mark Beach´s book takes Order One in Common Worship and applies it to real parish situations. Both realistic and inspiring, here is wise advice which will enrich the worship of any church which takes it to heart.
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