As Anglicans, we delight in the heritage that has shaped our prayer, worship and liturgy.
The Canons of the Church of England (our legal framework) help us to express a shared identity through our worship by reminding us to use only authorised forms of service.
Christians all around the world will faithfully pray the Daily Office (that is, services of morning and evening prayer which have a set framework and include psalms and Bible readings). The Church of England provides a number of different downloadable prayer apps.
Holy Communion or the Eucharist (which means thanksgiving) is our main act of worship. Each Sunday, and on festivals and saints’ days, we gather to celebrate the communal life that we have been given through the risen Christ. Here is a link to Common Worship resources Holy Communion services.
You can find links to all the Principle Services of the Church here.
Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Funerals
Institution, Collation, Induction, and Licensing
For clergy preparing a service for the start of a new ministry, please see the links below,
Whenever a bishop takes a service, our usual practice is for the collection to go to the Bishop of Oxford’s Outreach Fund. The Outreach Fund is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Church worldwide. Through the fund, the Bishop of Oxford is able to respond to a wide range of requests for help, in areas such as humanitarian need, Christian education, training and mission.