The Future of the Prayer Book Tradition: Update

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"Catacombs Worshipper" by Peter Kline http://peterklineart.virb.com/
Used by kind permission.

Robert Gribben and Stephen Burns are organising a seminar to consider The Future of Common Prayer, to be held at Trinity College Theological School on May 4, 2018. Speakers are: 

BRYAN CONES
JOHN FRANCIS FITZHERBERT
GLEN O'BRIEN
GERALD O'COLLINS
CARMEL PILCHER
CHARLES SHERLOCK
ELIZABETH SMITH

The seminar will form the basis for a book with contributions also from:

STEPHEN BURNS
GARRY DEVERELL
MARK EAREY
TOM ELICH
ROBERT GRIBBEN
AMELIA KOH-BUTLER
DEIDRE PALMER                                                                                                                            BOSCO PETERS
STEPHEN PLATTEN
ROBYN WRIGLEY-CARR


Expressions of interest are welcome:  If you'll be attending, please email: sburns@trinity.edu.au

WHEN / Friday. May 4, 2018

TIME /  9.30-5.30 -- please inform Stephen Burns that you are coming (or CONTACT US via this website). Refreshments will be provided, and lunch is BYO.

WHERE / Trinity College Theological School, Royal Parade, Parkville (Yarra tram 19, stop 12)

COST / FREE!

The seminar and book are coming at a time when liturgical revision in on the agenda of a number of traditions. In the Roman Catholic Church, questions are being heard about current and future sacramentaries (see Lost in Translation). In the Anglican Church of Australia, some revision is being proposed--if not a new prayer book, then an expanded range of web-based provisions. And around the Anglican Communion, the Church of England is experimenting with Messy Church eucharists (see Beyond Common Worship) and the Episcopal Church is embracing change. See Miranda Hassett's blog, Revision Matters, and for a contribution to the North American discussion by two people involved in the Melbourne seminar, see Bryan Cones and Stephen Burns' article "A Prayer Book for the Twenty-first Century?" from the fall 2014 edition of Anglican Theological Review: http://www.anglicantheologicalreview.org/static/pdf/articles/burns_cones.pdf