The word 'liturgy' describes the patterns, forms and words through which public worship is conducted. This area is designed to help you if you plan and lead worship to locate liturgical texts, resources and supporting materials.

There are currently two collections of services authorized for use in the Church of England: The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England.

Most of the Common Worship services are in a modern idiom, with vibrant images that seek to connect the Biblical tradition with people's own experiences. A key concept is that of the Christian life as a journey - one in which those as yet uncommitted to the faith are also invited to join.

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer is a permanent feature of the Church of England's worship. It is loved for the beauty of its language and its services are widely used. It is also the foundation of a tradition of common prayer and a key source of the Church of England's doctrine.

The following websites can help you with creating, leading and participating in acts of worship.

Praxis All Praxis' work is aimed at enriching worship. In addition, it organises a number of events.

For guidance and resources on the use of liturgy in worship, visit the Liturgical Commission's website, Transforming Worship.