"So Yet Here You Have An Order For Prayer Much Agreeable To The Mind And Purpose Of The Old Fathers" - From The Preface Of The First Book Of Common Prayer, 1549

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The Book of Common Prayer is the comprehensive service book for Anglican churches. It shapes both how Anglicans worship and what Anglicans believe. The Prayer Book has also shaped Christian worship in the English language for almost 500 years. Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556) was the primary person responsible for the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549 and its revision in 1552. However, since these first Books of Common Prayer, subsequent Prayer Books have been produced and revised by the leadership of Anglican churches worldwide. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer has served as the model for subsequent BCP revisions. Here in the Anglican Catholic Church, we use the 1928 edition. (Click Here for an online version)