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Liturgical Advisory Committee

The Liturgical Advisory Committee was established by the General Synod in 1962 with the following objectives:

  • To formulate and suggest to the General Synod such liturgical proposals relating to Public Worship as may seem desirable to the Advisory Committee from time to time.
  • To consider and report on, if requested to do so by the General Synod, such other liturgical proposals relating to Public Worship as may be brought before the said body from time to time.
  • To foster the study of the Book of Common Prayer and of the Public Worship of the Church by preparing articles relating to these subjects and offering them for publication.
  • To report annually to the General Synod.

The membership of the Liturgical Advisory Committee consists of 14 members elected triennially by the General Synod and four co–opted members. There is provision to appoint Consultants for specific liturgical projects where their skills complement those of the LAC membership. There is also an Observer from the Methodist Church and a Staff and Student Observer from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.

Following the publication of the Book of Common Prayer in 2004 and its reprint in 2018, the Committee has restructured its method of working into specialist working groups which are modified as the needs of the Church of Ireland dictate. Currently these groups are:

  1. Liturgical Resources (including Education and Formation)
  2. Music
  3. Children’s Liturgy
  4. Electronic Liturgy

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