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Liturgical Advisory Committee News, February 2013

The Liturgical Advisory Committee met on 7th February in Church of Ireland House, Dublin. The meeting began with a moment of quiet to remember with thanksgiving the contribution of Canon Brian Mayne to the work of the Committee.

The Committee’s work during the past year was reviewed in the light of the report to General Synod, the report then being approved.

A report was received from the Resources sub–committee on its work to provide worship resources for the decade of Centenary celebrations. The approval of the House of Bishops for a five year extension of the use of Holy Communion by Extension was received. This allows time for an evaluation process to review its use in the light of experience. This process will be submitted as an appendix to the report to General Synod.

The Hymnal sub–committee reported on its progress, with a provisional list of material to be included in the Supplement also being appended to the General Synod report, and the full texts available for viewing at General Synod.

Further consideration was given to a presentation made to the Committee in November (by the Revd Paul Thomas of the Church of England’s Liturgical Commission) of an online resource Worship Workshop. This resource is being made freely available by the Church of England at www.worshipworkshop.org.uk. Whilst commending the site for use by schools and churches, we recognise that certain elements may need to be adapted for use in two jurisdictions, and we shall be considering this in the coming year.

The next meeting of the Committee will be in Church House on 28th May.

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