This book "provides ideas and resources for designing services for any locality, age group, occasion, season or festival. This comprehensive and easy-to-use volume contains: over 250 pages of prayers and other liturgical material, conveniently organized under headings such as 'Gathering and Greeting', 'Praise and Thanksgiving' and 'Action and Movement'; 22 easy-to-adapt sample services for eucharistic, non-eucharistic and all-age worship, and ideas for special days and occasions; informative and helpful introductions and notes for each section. [It] is entirely compatible with 'Common Worship' and provides a wealth of supplementary material". -- back cover.
Contents: Authorization -- Preface dated November 2002 / David Sarum [i.e. David Stancliffe, Bishop of Salisbury], Chairman of the Liturgical Commission -- Introduction -- Planning Worship -- Resource Sections -- Sample Services -- Authorization Details -- Copyright Information -- Acknowledgements -- Index of Biblical References -- Index of Subjects and Themes -- Resource Section Themes
Sample Services section divided into sub-sections: Standard Non-Eucharistic Services -- Communion Services -- Seasonal Services of the Word -- Special Days and Occasions -- A Special Example.
Contents of Sub-section Special Days and Occasions: A Section on Special Days and Occasions includes: A Service for St. Valentine's Day -- A Service for Mothering Sunday -- A Service for Fathers' Day -- Harvest (outline) -- A Saint's Day: A Celebration of St. Luke -- Facing Pain : a Service of Lament -- A Penitential Service (outline) -- A Service of Healing (outline) -- Worship in a Small Group (outline).
Contents of Sub-section A Special Example: All Creation Worships (Holy Communion).
Stancliffe, David S. (David Staffurth), 1942-
Common worship : services and prayers for the Church of England