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Author(s): Christopher Cocksworth, Catherine Williams, Christopher Woods, Christopher Herbert, Jane Williams, John Kiddle, John Pritchard, Lucy Winkett, Martyn Percy, Ben Quash, Barbara Mosse, Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Mark Oakley, Jeremy Worthen, Malcolm Guite, Gillian Cooper
Now in its tenth year, Reflections for Daily Prayer is a highly valued daily Bible companion based on the Common Worship Lectionary.
Each day, Monday to Saturday, some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on one of the day's readings for Morning Prayer.
Their reflections will appeal to anyone who values both the companionship of daily Bible notes and the structure of the Lectionary.
For every day (excluding Sundays) of the 2017/18 church year, there are full references and a quotation from the day's set of Scripture readings, a concise but challenging commentary on the readings and a collect.
In addition, the book includes a simple order for morning and night prayer, an introduction to the practice of daily prayer by Bishop John Pritchard and a guide to reading the Bible reflectively by Bishop Stephen Cottrell.
Barbara Mosse is a priest and freelance writer with varied chaplaincy experience in prison, university, community mental health and hospital. She has spent many years teaching in theological education, and is at present a tutor and lecturer in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College. From 2003-2009 she was an Assistant Spirituality Adviser for Portsmouth Diocese, and her book The Treasures of Darkness was published by Canterbury Press in 2003.
Ben Quash has been Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London since 2007, and is Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s (ASK). Prior to that he was Dean and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He runs a collaborative MA in Christianity and the Arts with the National Gallery in London, and is also Canon Theologian of both Coventry and Bradford Cathedrals.
Catherine Williams works as a Selection Secretary for the Ministry Division of the Archbishops' Council and is National Adviser for Vocations. She has worked in both parish ministry and at diocesan lecel, most recently as Vocations Officer and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Gloucester. She continues to be involved in vocational discernment, ministerial consultancy and spiritual direction. Publications include poetry, hymns, songs, biblical reflections and articles.
Christopher Cocksworth is the Bishop of Coventry. From 1999 to 2006 he was a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission and played an active part in the creation of Common Worship. Formerly Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Christopher has written a number of books including Evangelical Thought in the Church of England (Cambridge University Press) and Holding Together: Gospel, Church and Spirit (Canterbury Press).
Christopher Herbert was the Vicar of Bourne, near Farnham, Surrey between from 1981 to 1990. He was appointed Director of Post-Ordination Training and made a Canon of Guildford Cathedral before becoming Archdeacon of Dorking in 1990. Christopher retired as Bishop of St. Albans in 2009 after performing the role for nearly 15 years. He has compiled a number of Pocket Prayers volumes and is also a regular contributor to the Reflections for Daily Prayer series.
Visit Christopher Herbert's personal site.
Christopher Woods is Secretary to the Church of England's Liturgical Commission and National Worship Adviser. He was ordained in the Church of Ireland but has lived and worked in England since 2007 where he has been Chaplain and Director of Studies at Christ's College in Cambridge and has acted as interim part-time Chaplain at Westcott House in Cambridge.
Jane Williams teaches Christian doctrine at St Mellitus. She is also a visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s College London, having previously taught at Trinity College Bristol. She is regularly invited to teach and speak all over the world, and is involved in promoting theological education in other parts of the Anglican Communion.
Jeremy Worthen is a priest in the Church of England and is currently the Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology at the Council for Christian Unity. He previously worked in theological education and has written on a range of subjects, including Jewish–Christian relations. His most recent book is Responding to God's Call (Canterbury Press, 2012).
John Kiddle was Honorary Canon of St. Albans from 2005 until March 2010, when he was made a Residentiary Canon. He has been the Officer for Mission and Development for the Diocese of St. Albans from 2008. He has extensive experience as a parish priest in Watford and previously in the Diocese of Liverpool and has been involved for many years in developing mission strategy at parish, deanery and diocesan level. His post graduate study was in the area of faith development and change. He is passionate about mission and a keen supporter of Watford FC.
John Pritchard has recently retired as Bishop of Oxford. Prior to that he has been Bishop of Jarrow, Archdeacon of Canterbury and Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. His only ambition was to be a vicar, which he was in Taunton for eight happy years. John is the author of a number of popular books including How to Pray, The Intercessions Handbook, The Life and Work of a Priest and Living Jesus (all published by SPCK).
Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Church Piccadilly. She contributes regularly to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and is the author of Our Sound is our Wound (Continuum 2010). She combines parish ministry with chairing an educational trust and running an all-through Church of England Academy, including a project for children on the autistic spectrum. Until 2010, she was Canon Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and author of various books on contemporary spirituality. In addition to this he is a poet and singer-songwriter and fronts the Cambridge-based band Mystery Train.
Visit www.malcolmguite.com where you can read Malcolm's blog, some of his poetry, or find out more about his music and media appearances.
Mark is Canon Chancellor at St Paul's Cathedral and is also a Visiting Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London.
Martyn Percy is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Prior to this he spent ten years as Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course. He is also Professor of Theological Education at King's College London, and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College London. Martyn has written a number of books on theology and the Church including, Clergy: The origin of the species and Engaging Contemporary Culture: Christianity, theology and the concrete church. He has contributed to The Future of the Parish System and is a regular contributor to Reflections for Daily Prayer.
Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and a co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Steven Croft is to be the next Bishop of Oxford, having been Bishop of Sheffield since 2009. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.
A very good resource for regular Morning Prayer.
what I wanted, the book I ordered and now use each day thank you
have used this publication previously
glad to have been able to purchase the Year B devotions on the liturgical daily readings.
It is the first daily reading that I have had over many years that I can relate to and that I find really helpful
I have used this series for years!!
We have been using this publication for a number of years and this year looks just as helpful