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Saturday, 7 July 2007

Fantasy Land - (d) 7July2007

All Age Worship in Nativity Service

Transforming Worship is the title of the report by Liturgical Commission. It lists many areas of good practise, and encourages churches and dioceses to create worship of the highest quality. Liturgy we were informed in the debate after the presentation, liturgy was not a sub-set of worship, but rather worship is a sub-set of liturgy, as life is a working out of liturgy.

It has some excellent points and recommendations, links and ideas within it. However, the motion put to synod at the end of the dabate included asking all the 29 worthy recommendations to be required to be implemented in dioceses and parishes. A spirited discussion ensued as to whether we need to constantly ask ourselves to do things in reports presented to Synod in this way. 'Stale expressions of being Synod', it was suggested; fantasy land to assume dioceses would do them all. Mandating the recommendations was voted down - but it is still worth chewing over tasty and nourishing morsels within it...

Alastair GS101

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