eD 46 Engaging the Student Voice: Creative Liturgical Design in Schools (2021)


One of the most pressing challenges for church schools is the need to make worship meaningful to increasingly diverse congregations, while maintaining integrity to a distinctly Christian vision.

With reference to lived examples of creative, interactive and participatory worship (both word-based and sensory), this illuminating study argues that by facilitating acts of worship that truly transform minds and hearts—and allow students to lead—those in schools’ ministry might encourage listeners to consider for themselves how they might serve one another, and God.

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Author: Edward Thornley

Edward Thornley was ordained in the Church of England after studying theology at Exeter, Cambridge and Yale. He has served parishes, schools and universities in Norwich and London, and in the Episcopal Church, USA. Currently, he serves as Chaplain to St Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington DC.

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