St Paul’s Cathedral is hosting a service of Choral Evensong in thanksgiving for the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer on behalf of the Prayer Book Society, on Wednesday May 2 at 5 p.m. The Bishop of London will preach the sermon, and the Archbishop of Canterbury will give the blessing.
To coincide with this, in conjunction with the Church Times, St Paul’s is planning an exhibition of Prayer Books belonging to individuals from all over the country. We would like to hear from people who own a copy of the Prayer Book and who have an interesting story to tell about it. It might be their own story, or about a family member from times past. For those we select, we would like to borrow the copy of the book to feature in this special exhibition, “Understanded of the People”, which will run in St Paul’s from May onwards.
Please email or write to the Church Times with a story of about 200 words or so about your Prayer Book, with a view to St Paul’s possibly borrowing the book from you and quoting from your story in the exhibition. Please do not send the book itself at this stage.
Time is tight; so please contact the Editor as soon as possible, marking your email “prayer book”, at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or write to him at 13-17 Long Lane, London EC1A 9PN.