HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

With great sadness, the Trustees of the Prayer Book Society received the news of the death on Friday, 9th April 2021 of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. They join countless others in giving thanks to Almighty God for his life and faith, and for his long and dedicated service to the nation and Commonwealth.
Trusting in our Lord’s promise, ‘I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live’, they send Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family their sincerest condolences, praying that God will grant to them and all who mourn the consolation of His love.
God save the Queen. 
Please click here for a selection of prayers in traditional language suitable for commemorative services and private prayer.

Online Streaming of BCP Services

During this national lockdown, many cathedrals and parish churches are now closed for public worship while others are offering a reduced pattern of services. In these difficult days, many clergy, lay ministers and musicians are now streaming BCP services online. 
Please click here for details of streamed Prayer Book services for Sundays and weekdays.

Other online resources for use during the pandemic

Please click here for specially selected prayers and writings related to worshipping from home. 

Far be it from me to promote a cult of quaintness, but the power of the Prayer Book to connect with many of those who find the ordinary diet of the church banal, should not be ignored. There is now a younger generation who are realising afresh the importance of complementing the argot of Twitter and SMS with the majesty of Cranmer.  
  - The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Sometime Bishop of London

The Prayer Book Society offers fellowship and encouragement to lovers of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (BCP), both clergy and laity, spanning a great breadth of age, background, tradition and churchmanship. We:

  • Work with theological training institutions to encourage the teaching and use of the BCP;
  • Supply a copy of the BCP to every Church of England ordinand entering training;
  • Provide training for ordinands and clergy, both online and in person, at national and diocesan level;
  • Provide information and support to clergy and laity wishing to use the Prayer Book for baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as in regular worship;
  • Publish regular magazines, which are sent free of charge to all our members, and to senior clergy and other Church leaders;
  • Provide opportunities for mutual support and encouragement for clergy, ordinands and others involved in ministry who have a particular interest in the BCP;
  • Help clergy to find posts in parishes which make significant use of the BCP, and help such parishes to find suitable clergy;
  • Run the Cranmer Awards, a prestigious national competition for young people aged 11 - 18 to introduce them to the BCP;
  • Hold local and national events, including a popular Annual Conference, enabling our members to make contact with like-minded people.

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