W 216 Using Common Worship Order Two—Contemporary: Looking at a Different Shape for Communion
For many congregations the only “shape” they experience of the Communion service is the classic fourfold shape popularized by Gregory Dix. But Anglicans have another shape which can be seen in the Communion liturgy of Thomas Cranmer. This shape has rich spiritual and theological content and promotes a devotional understanding of the atonement and all that flows from it.
However, it is not always straightforward to help contemporary congregations appreciate it. So this booklet shows ways in which Order Two (Contemporary) can be adapted, so that its shape can be more widely enjoyed and valued.