How does coming to church on Sunday help to form the spiritual life of a person? Formation is the process of learning, changing, and growing into Christian maturity and the likeness of Christ, which will result from growing in understanding, and experience of encounter with God, and deepening of relationship with him.
This booklet explores this concept of spiritual development and growth and looks at how it links to the corporate life of the Church and its worship and liturgy.
Author: Revd Carolyn Headley
Carolyn was a physiotherapist prior to ordination. She served in two parishes in London Diocese before becoming tutor in Liturgy and Spirituality, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, for over ten years. She is now Priest-in-Charge of the parishes of Warnford and West Meon in rural Hampshire, and Co-ordinator of Education and Training for the Petersfield Deanery in Portsmouth Diocese. She has written extensively on aspects of liturgy and worship.