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Crowning the Year

Liturgy, theology and ecclesiology for the rural church

Crowning the Year

Liturgy, theology and ecclesiology for the rural church

Available for pre-order. Publication date: 30/08/2021.

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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781786223395
Number of Pages: 160
Published: 30/08/2021
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Crowning the Year offers a practical guide to celebrating the key moments of the liturgical year in rural multi-church contexts. It considers the nature and distinctiveness of the rural church, the patterns of its worship and its ministry, reflecting on the importance of place, local community, the church building and the occasions which rural communities celebrate. In doing so, it offers an attractive and welcome ecclesiology and theology of the rural church. Crowning the Year will equip all who lead or assist with worship in rural contexts, lay and ordained. It offers essential groundwork on liturgical theology, and a theology of ministry in rural, multi-parochial contexts. It then provides practical ideas and direction on how to prepare for and conduct worship for the principal feasts and seasons of the Christian year, with a special emphasis on Christmas, Holy Week and Easter and the occasions such as Harvest, Plough Sunday and Rogation that are especially significant in rural communities.

Tom Clammer

Rev Dr Tom Clammer is a theologian, educator and spiritual director. Until 2019 he was Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral and is presently a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College. He is the author of Fight Valiantly: Evil in the Liturgy (SCM Press) and a frequent contributor to theological journals.