Contents: Worship at the centre -- The Components of Worship -- The Effects of Worship -- Real presences.
The Components of Worship section is further sub-divided into: Language Matters -- Symbol and Ritual -- The Use of Symbols -- Forms and Prospects -- Daily Prayer.
"The Catholic movement in the Church of England has always given a high priority to worship in the life and work of the Church. The present danger is that Catholic-minded Christians in a plural and multi-faith society will retreat into the sacred precincts and become absorbed in an agenda of churchy affairs. This is a danger which must be strenuously guarded resisted, not least because, as I intend to show, such a retreat cuts against the very grain of Catholic liturgical life. Approached from the opposite angle, the question could be asked as to whether worship should occupy such a central place in the life of the Church at a time when personal and social needs are becoming increasingly visible and pressing in our contemporary world with all its unjust disparities and violent disjunctions. To sharpen the question: should the Church of England deploy so many resources, time and expertise on maintaining the round of liturgical worship when so many demands are being made on its ministry, and new opportunities for mission are presenting themselves ? To face these questions (and face them we must) we need to examine the basis of the privileged position of worship in the life and work of the Church". -- p. 1.