Joint Liturgical Group

of Great Britain


An Ecumenical Service of Baptism and Confirmation

The Joint Liturgical Group was asked to prepare this celebration originally for LEPs but it has since proved useful in a number of pastoral circumstances.

Commemorating the Quincentenary of the Reformation

An Order of Service and resources offered to the churches for use before or in connection with 31 October 2017.

Ecumenical Celebrations for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter & Pentecost

Building on the pattern of popular Christmas Carol Services a series of celebrations to mark the themes of the Liturgical Year through Readings, Music and Prayer

Commemorating the First World War

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Commemorative events are planned at a national and local level over the next 5 years, 2014–2018. Churches are often asked to contribute to these events or may wish to mark them within their own congregations. The Joint Liturgical Group has prepared a short anthology of prayers and gathered links to other resources and information.

ELLC Canticles

The Joint Liturgical Group is a member of the English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC). One of the roles of ELLC is the preparation of common liturgical texts. To aid the use of the Gospel Canticles the following simple setting is offered. It takes the well known plainsong Alleluia as an optional antiphon as a response and use the simple Gregorian psalm tone 6F for the verses.

Selected Intercessions and Biddings
for Special Weeks and Sundays

Many organisations offer material for use in Sunday worship. Sometimes leaders find the amount of material provided begins to take over the service or the intercessions and consequently even the heart of what is before them may be unused. The prayer material provided consists of a single paragraph which can be included in the Intercessions or Bidding Prayer without overwhelming other parts of the General Intercession.

Scottish Independence Referendum

The Referendum will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014. The Joint Liturgical Group was asked to provide a prayer that might be used on the Sundays before the voting takes place.

Lord, we bless you
for you have fashioned our land and daily refresh it;
you have sent forth your spirit and created us;
you have opened your hand and filled us with good things.
Bless us, your people, as we consider the future of our nation.
May your glory endure here for ever
and may we sing to you as long as we live;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

ACTS has prepared a range of prayer and liturgical material for use on the Sundays before and after the Referendum.

Using JLG Resources

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