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CAMBRIDGE UNCORKS OLD WINE FOR ORDINANDS EMBRACING THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER image

CAMBRIDGE UNCORKS OLD WINE FOR ORDINANDS EMBRACING THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

25th March 2019

Plans have been unveiled in Cambridge for Old Wine, an evening seminar organised by the
Prayer Book Society to help ordinands of different traditions in the city’s theological colleges
to explore the Book of Common Prayer.

The Old Wine title is inspired by a line in St Luke’s Gospel: ‘No man also having drunk old
wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.’

Unlike the successful pilot event held in Oxford, the Cambridge seminar at St Botolph's
Church in Trumpington Street during the evening of June 10 will be open to PBS members
as well as other clergy and laity.

‘Growing numbers of young ordinands in their twenties are embracing the Prayer Book
enthusiastically, and this event will help them make the best possible use of it,’ explains the
organiser of the event, John Service, who is the PBS churches and clergy co-ordinator.

Following Evensong and an opportunity to network during a buffet supper, the seminar will
start at 7.15 pm with a welcome by Bishop Rowan Williams, master of Magdalene College,
Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Speakers at the event will include the Rev Dr Cally Hammond, dean of Gonville and Caius
College, Cambridge. Her topic – Speaking the Prayer Book – will be followed by Singing the
Prayer Book by the musician, conductor, teacher and examiner Andrew Morris.

Following a talk about use of the Prayer Book in parish life by the Rev Dr Mark Smith, dean
of Clare College, Cambridge, the Rev Dr Robert Mackley, vicar of Little St Mary’s Cambridge
and rural dean of Cambridge South, will discuss its use for occasional offices.

The final speaker – the Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie from the Liverpool church of Our Lady and
St Nicholas – will offer A Curate’s View on using the Prayer Book.

The event will conclude with the Prayer Book service of Compline which traditionally marks
the completion of the working day.

To book a place at the Old Wine seminar – there is no charge – visit
www.pbs.org/oldwinecambridge. Alternatively call the Rev Stephen Anderson on 07889
003588 or email him at fr.stephen.anderson@googlemail.com

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John Service, PBS churches and clergy co-ordinator (pictured)

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