Thu 23 Apr 2015 @ 10:00
RT @CofEFuneralsGraveTalk national launch taking place in Portsmouth on 19 May. All welcome. https://t.co/tTp3pPfJzZ
Author(s): Church of England, Church House Publishing
A series of services designed to enable communities to support and encourage young people and adults who are formally exploring the Christian faith and preparing for baptism.As well as services marking the journey towards adult baptism and confirmation, such as The Presentation of the Four Texts, it includes a Welcome of Those Preparing for the Baptism of Children, a Celebration after an Initiation Service outside the Parish and a service for the Admission of the Baptized to Communion.
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.