"This Study presents Anglican ordination rites of the 1970s and 1980s, and the first two chapters analyze and compare their respective contents and character. There are ten different Churches and Provinces of the Anglican Communion (and the Churches of North and South India) thus represented, and there is also a note on the situation, as far as I know it, in the other twenty or so Churches. In virtually every case, a 'rite' actually means a complex provision for the ordaining of bishops, presbyters and deacons on separate occasions, each in the context of a eucharist". -- Presentation and Editing, p. 7.
Contents: Abbreviations -- Editor's Foreword dated Michaelmas [i.e. 29 September] 1987 / Colin Buchanan -- Presentation and Editing -- General Introduction -- Ordination Prayers -- Texts -- The Rest of the Communion -- Appendix 1: The Anglican-Methodist Unity Ordinal of 1968 -- Appendix 2: The Church of South India Ordinal -- Appendix 3: Some Propers.
Contents of Texts section: A: The Church of England -- B: The Scottish Episcopal Church -- C: The Church in Wales -- D: The Anglican Church of Canada -- E: The Episcopal Church of the USA -- F: The Church of the Province of Southern Africa -- G: The Church of North India -- H: Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Holy Catholic Church in Japan) --J: The Anglican Church of Australia -- K: The Church of the Province of New Zealand -- L: The Province of Melanesia.