Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life.
It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. When we encounter God during worship, we are formed (and transformed) as his people. One of the glories of the Church of England is its liturgical worship. Liturgy refers to the patterns, forms, words and actions through which public worship is conducted.
The Liturgical Commission
The Liturgical Commission prepares forms of service and promotes the development and understanding of liturgy and its use in the Church.
The purpose of the Commission is:
- To prepare forms of service at the request of the House of Bishops and for its consideration;
- To advise on the experimental use of forms of service and the development of liturgy;
- To exchange information and advice on liturgical matters with other Churches both in the Anglican Communion and elsewhere;
- To promote the development and understanding of liturgy and its use in the Church.