Book of Common Prayer

Movers Speagle, H.L.

That in view of the full title of AAPB, An Australian Prayer Book, 1978, for use together with The Book of Common Prayer, 1662, and the clear statement in the Preface to AAPB that it is “supplementary to The Book of Common Prayer and not a replacement of it”, this Synod requests:

i) diocesan bishops and synods to do all in their power to ensure that the spiritual needs of those who desire to
attend Morning and Evening Prayer and The Holy Communion according to the use of The Book of Common Prayer, 1662 are met by the provision of such services at reasonable and regular times on Sundays in the principal centres) of their dioceses;

ii) theological college principals to ensure that all candidates for the ordained ministry in their care have:

(a) tuition in the content, theology, and history of The Book of Common Prayer, 1662 as the “authorised
standard of worship and doctrine in this Church”; and

(b) experience in the use of this Book in common prayer together with practical instruction in the conduct
and presidency of the forms of worship contained therein.

(Mr H.L. Speagle, 25-8-89)

Resolution year: 1989
Resolution number: 67/89