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Promoting the Study of Liturgy

The Alcuin Club

Promoting the Study of Liturgy

Research Blogs

My latest research and forthcoming book are what is growing into a series on Anglican Initiation with particular reference to confirmation. The first work was Anglican Confirmation 1662-1820. In it I tried to have a more expansive methodology of the text, not just liturgical text, but text in use and

On Monday 9 October the Oxford Liturgists’ Seminar had a distinguished speaker in the Revd Professor John Barton, an Old Testament scholar and author of many books. After his most recent, The Word: on the Translation of the Bible he came to speak about issues in translating the liturgy. John

A new book edited by Thomas O’Loughlin, published by Messenger Publications, 2023. Space is all around us – and we constantly refer to it. ‘He is taking my space!’ – said with annoyance. ‘This place is homely!’ or ‘This room is very impersonal!’ – said as appreciations of situations. ‘We

The Alcuin Club is launching a new research blog. Contributions are welcome, either in response to this post, or other current projects and concerns. Please email [email protected]. Following the publication of the The Authorised Liturgy for the Coronation Rite of His Majesty King Charles III on 29 April, The Rev

Simon Kershaw’s web page The Coronation of English and British Kings and Queens has been updated to include the 2023 liturgy and commentary. Dr Francis Young has also produced a comparison of the 1953 and 2023 rites.