Tue 21 Apr 2015 @ 9:27
Planning ahead? The 2015-16 Lectionary is now available in print format: http://t.co/6jE46SYgeR
Author(s): Church of England
This booklet contains the Series One Form of Solemnization of Matrimony, an alternative marriage service approved for use in the Church of England. Chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their marriage in 2011, it is ideal for couples seeking a traditional language ceremony, but without some of the imagery found in the 1662 Prayer Book marriage service.
The Church of England uses two complementary sets of services authorised by the Church of England's canon law - Common Worship and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Common Worship (2000-2008) employs a more modern turn of phrase than the Book of Common Prayer, with vibrant images that seek to connect the biblical tradition with people's own experiences. It provides a common structure for Church of England services, but with a large variety of prayers, readings and resources that allow churches to tailor their services to their own setting.