The Book of Common Prayer: its Roots and Legacies
(27 April 2012)
Saturday 19 May, 10.00am - 3.00pm, Durham Cathedral, The Monks' Dormitory
2012 is the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Durham Cathedral is marking the anniversary with a series of study days, given in conjunction with the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Durham University. These are for anyone who is interested in this unique part of the Church and the nation's heritage.
Speakers at this event are The Revd Dr Stephen Hampton, Dean and Chaplain of Peterhouse, Cambridge, who will consider the historical and theological context of English Prayer books leading up to the Book of Common Prayer, Canon David Kennedy, Precentor and Vice-Dean of Durham Cathedral, on the Book of Common Prayer's influence on worship and theology, and Canon James Lancelot, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral, on its influence on music.
There is no fixed charge for this event but donations of £10 to cover expenses are welcome on the day. To reserve a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 386 4266. Morning coffee is provided, bring your own lunch or eat in the Cathedral restaurant.
The Book of Common Prayer is used daily in worship at Evensong and on Sundays at 8.00 Holy Communion. On Sunday 20th May, following the study day, it will also be used at the Cathedral's 11.15 celebration of Holy Communion.