W 158 The Eucharistic Prayers of Order One

The Eucharistic Prayers are at the heart of the changes to the Communion service in Common Worship.

This commentary on the texts, by authors involved in the process of their authorisation, includes insights into that process which highlight the pastoral and theological issues at stake. With further pointers on the pastoral significance of the prayers, this forms an invaluable aid to the introduction and use of the prayers in the local church.
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Author: Revd Charles Read

Charles is Tutor in Liturgy and Systematics at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham. He was a member of General Synod and is now a member of the Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He was previously Team Vicar in Broughton (Manchester Diocese).

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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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