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Far be it from me to promote a cult of quaintness, but the power of the Prayer Book to connect with many of those who find the ordinary diet of the church banal, should not be ignored. There is now a younger generation who are realising afresh the importance of complementing the argot of Twitter and SMS with the majesty of Cranmer.  
  - The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Sometime Bishop of London

The Prayer Book Society offers fellowship and encouragement to lovers of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (BCP), both clergy and laity, spanning a great breadth of age, background, tradition and churchmanship. We:

  • Work with theological training institutions to encourage the teaching and use of the BCP;
  • Supply a copy of the BCP to every Church of England ordinand entering training;
  • Provide training for ordinands and clergy, both online and in person, at national and diocesan level;
  • Provide information and support to clergy and laity wishing to use the Prayer Book for baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as in regular worship;
  • Publish regular magazines, which are sent free of charge to all our members, and to senior clergy and other Church leaders;
  • Provide opportunities for mutual support and encouragement for clergy, ordinands and others involved in ministry who have a particular interest in the BCP;
  • Help clergy to find posts in parishes which make significant use of the BCP, and help such parishes to find suitable clergy;
  • Run the Cranmer Awards, a prestigious national competition for young people aged 11 - 18 to introduce them to the BCP;
  • Hold local and national events, including a popular Annual Conference, enabling our members to make contact with like-minded people.

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Events

24/12/2018

All Saints, Lullington BA11 2PG

Carol Service at All Saints

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25/12/2018

All Saints Church, Lullington BA11 2PG

Christmas Communion Service at All Saints

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06/03/2019

St Botolph's Church, Lullingstone, Kent DA4 0HY

Ash Wednesday Morning Prayer, Litany and Commination

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21/03/2019

St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford

Annual Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer

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12/05/2019

St. Peter and St. Paul Easton Maudit

Choral Matins led by Tony Edwards

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10/06/2019

St Botolph's Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RG

Old Wine Cambridge: Using the Book of Common Prayer

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