W 163 Infant Baptism in Common Worship

The new baptism service includes some significance changes from the ASB - in the vows, the use of symbolism and the length of the service - but there are also very significant points of continuity.

This guide sets the new service in the context of the theological argument for the baptism of infants, the history of the baptism service in the Church of England, and recent liturgical revision. It gives a clear explanation of the service itself as well as key aspects of pastoral implementation.
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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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