On Wednesdays we use the older form of service, which comes from the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. In language of worship was Latin until 1549 when the first Book of Common Prayer offered an English translation. This was heavily used by the compilers of the Book of Common Prayer of 1662, which remains the official book of prayer for the Church of England. The Prayer Book was compiled at a time when for beauty of rhythm and splendour of diction, the English language was at its zenith. Time and faith have hallowed this work and the Prayer Book is now hailed as one of the supreme achievements of the English tongue. Such a masterpiece enhances the sense of wonder at God’s love as He reaches out to us in the precious gift of Holy Communion.
Afterwards we always meet for coffee and conversation in the Parish Room.