What do Anglican Services look like?
Services will look a little different depending on which Anglican congregation you find yourself worshiping in.
Liturgy (the way we do worship) is really important to our tradition.
Anglican Churches in Canada use two books that guide our services.
The Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Alternative Services
& sometimes, with permission, we use liturgies from other dioceses or countries.
We started with the Book of Common Prayer in the mid 1500's in England.
It has been edited and revised over the years.
And used all around the world.
In 1985 the Book of Alternative Services was published. This book provides liturgy using language that is more like how we speak today.
Both are really important books & are used across Canada.
HERE IN ST. ANTHONY...
We usually have two services each Sunday. This sometimes changes and we might add extra services depending on the week. We mostly use the Book of Alternative Services (BAS).
An average Sunday looks like:
11:00am Holy Eucharist (BAS)
& Sunday School
7:00pm Evening Prayer (BAS)
or Prayer and Praise