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PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY SIGNS UP ITS FIRST CORPORATE MEMBER IN WALES image

PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY SIGNS UP ITS FIRST CORPORATE MEMBER IN WALES

9th June 2021

The church of St Paul’s in Craig y Don near Llandudno in North Wales is the first in
the Principality to join the Prayer Book Society (PBS) as a corporate member.

The society, which encourages rediscovery and use of the majesty and spiritual
depth of the Book of Common Prayer at the heart of Anglican worship, now has more
than 120 member churches keen to ensure continuity in use of the 1662 Prayer Book
for services.

Craig y Don’s 125-year-old church, which traditionally has used the Church in Wales
Book of Common Prayer for all its services, plans to reinstate a quarterly service of
Holy Communion in September, reports the rector and area dean, the Rev Samuel
Erlandson.

He explained: ‘The Church in Wales Book of Common Prayer, first published in 1984,
is a traditional language Prayer Book. Many of the texts are those found in the
Church of England’s 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

‘St Paul’s has strongly held to the Church in Wales Book of Common Prayer and we
have upheld its traditional values.’

While using the Welsh Prayer Book on Sundays, the new quarterly service of Holy
Communion to be reintroduced in the autumn will be taken from the 1662 Book of
Common Prayer.

The rector added: ‘We decided to join the PBS as we are keen to be part of a society
which helps it flourish in this tradition within a wider community.’

The news has been welcomed by members of the congregation which has increased
to more than 50 at the main services of the week. Their ages range from 11 months
to the mid-nineties with a fifth of them comprising young people and families.

St Paul's Church, which maintains strong links with the local school and a prominent
online presence, has one of the few traditional Anglican four-part choirs left in North
Wales.

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