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​The Conduct of Authorised Worship

Canon Law gives further provision concerning the conduct of these services.

  • Only priests may preside at the celebration of the Holy Communion
  • Licensed and other persons properly authorised by the Bishop may lead other authorised acts of worship and preach
  • Those who lead such, and especially the clergy, should normally be properly vested. (More guidance is given under 'Clergy and Robes'

It should be noted again, that, within the bounds of regular authorised worship, in line with the relevant canons, there is scope for the inclusion of local custom and for the use of variable provision to meet a diversity of needs.

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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;

it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Matthew 13:31

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