A collection of traditional and modern liturgies for use in a wide range of church situations. This book offers a diverse and imaginative collection of original liturgies appropriate for a wide range of church styles and situations. Divided into three main sections: 'Liturgies for high days', 'Liturgies for ordinary Sundays' and 'Liturgies for special occasions', the material offers a fresh approach using traditional liturgical structures. For the more conventional reader there is plenty of material with a strong emphasis on bible readings and traditional themes such as 'Our sins our forgiven' and 'Eternal Life', prominence is also given to traditional Christian festivals and seasons. The material is spiced up with more original liturgies, many focused on modern issues such as 'Creating a space for friendship across faiths' and 'meditations on giving or receiving an organ donation'. All the material has arisen from experience and can be used or adapted with confidence.
Dorothy McRae-McMahon is a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia. For 10 years she was a minister with the Pitt Street Uniting Church in central Sydney and then for 5 years she was the National Director for Mission for her church. She was a member of the World Council of Churches Worship Committee for its Canberra Assembly and Moderator of its Worship Committee for the Harare Assembly. She has won numerous awards including a Jubilee Medal from the Queen for work with women in New South Wales. Her previous publications include Liturgies for the Journey of Life (SPCK 2002), Prayers for Life's Particular Moments (SPCK 2002 and Desbooks 2000).