"[B]y Colin Buchanan, Vice-Principal St. John's College, Nottingham, Member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission".
"First Impression July 1975".
Includes bibliographical references.
"The Liturgical Commission's draft service for infant baptism (GS 225) was published on May 1975. I am taking the present opportunity to write a brief commentary and explanation about it, although I recognize that General Synod (which did not reach it on the agenda in this month's [July 1975] session) may well handle it in November, and revise it in February 1976, Some of these forward possibilities are set out in the pages which follow. I am deliberately having a small printing of this booklet, with a view to bringing it up to date in a revised edition when it is authorized in its final form". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword dated 16 July 1975 / Colin Buchanan -- Background -- Foreground -- Some Standard Features -- New Features -- Setting and Use -- Appendix 1: The Role of Godparents -- Appendix 2: Categorical Language -- Appendix 3: The addition of Anointing or the Laying-one of Hands to Series 3.