W 217 Eucharistic Consecration in Common Worship


In the Church of England both the old Prayer Book and the modern alternative services carefully refer to the bread and wine of communion as “consecrated.” Colin Buchanan here addresses the Common Worship provision; he distinguishes between two questions “What does consecration effect?” and “What effects consecration?” and, with a firm eye on the Bible, he draws out the way in Order One these questions are to be answered.

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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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