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How long should the Peace last?

28 February 2020

Write, if you have question that you would like answered, to an answer to any of the questions listed below


Your questions: 

What is the purpose of exchanging “The Peace”? How long should it last?

D. J.

Why are there no Eucharistic Prayers based on the accounts to be found in either Mark or Luke, in Common Worship?

A. H.

Retired for reasons of ill-health, I moved from my Bishop’s “Retired with Permission to Officiate” list to “Retired without Permission to Officiate”. Is there a clause that doesn’t suggest that I’m a naughty cleric?

D. H.

Why has the latest edition of Crockford’s Clerical Directory removed all honours and public awards to the clergy?

C. C.

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