Clergy perform thousands of emergency pastoral services in the community every year, prompting Church House Publishing to compile the essentials for pastoral ministry in a portable, easy-reference volume.
Launched on Wednesday, October 10at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London, Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion includes liturgies, prayers and readings for:
The Bishop of Wakefield and chair of the Liturgical Commission, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, said at the launch: “Caring for the sick and people in times of crisis stands at the heart of Christian ministry. This companion will be an essential resource when a priest is offering pastoral care.”
The elegant and discreet volume - bound in soft-touch imitation leather with two ribbons - is the ideal size for keeping to hand in a pocket, bag or car glove compartment.
Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion is published by Church House Publishing as a soft-cased hardback (with two ribbons), ISBN 978 07151 2203 7, priced at £20.
It is available from http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/product.asp?id=2398032 at the special price of £16.00 until 31st October.
Alternatively it is also available as a Kindle eBook from
Notes to editors
A podcast with pictures featuring the Bishop of Wakefield at the launch is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPxXOqWfwaQ and at http://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/follow-us-online/podcasts.aspx
Pictures of the launch are available at:
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