W 136 Six Eucharistic Prayers as Proposed in 1996: The Official Texts for Final Approval with Introduction and Commentary


The rejection of the original six prayers in General Synod was controversial, not least because there was no agreed reason why the prayers were unsatisfactory. Containing the only published version of the prayers, this commentary throws light on their development and how the way was paved for the new prayers in Common Worship.

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Author: Colin Buchanan

Colin Buchanan was on the Liturgical Commission from 1964 to 1986, and in the General Synod 1970-1985 and, in the House of Bishops, 1990-2004. He was thus involved in the whole history of liturgical revision in the Church of England, within which he has taken a close interest in baptismal issues. He was the chair of the Group for Renewal Of Worship (GROW) from 1970 to 2003, and in that capacity founded Grove Books and led the Group in inaugurating the Grove Booklets on Ministry and Worship in 1971, and has written many himself.

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Author: Trevor Lloyd

Trevor Lloyd chaired the group responsible for 'Patterns for Worship,' with its innovative training material for worship leaders, as well as groups responsible for adult training and worship in the Diocese of Exeter.

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