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Upcoming Prayer Book Society Events

The Prayer Book Society is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving the use of the Book of Common Prayer in the Church of England. They hold a variety of events throughout the year, and if you're a parishioner of St Giles-in-the-Fields, there are several upcoming events that might be of interest to you.

All of these events offer opportunities to deepen your faith and to meet others who share a love for the Book of Common Prayer. Whether you're a long-time member of the Prayer Book Society or just discovering the beauty of the Prayer Book, there's something here for you.

  • Thy Chosen Servant: The Rite of Coronation - An online seminar series exploring the liturgy, ceremonial and music of the Coronation. The first evening seminar, "Anointed, Blessed and Consecrated: The Coronation Liturgy", will be delivered by the Rev'd Canon Dr Robin Ward, Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford. Wednesday, 8 March at 7.30pm via Zoom.

  • Glad in Him with Psalms: a Day of Prayer, Study and Reflection for Lent - A Lenten Quiet Day on the theme of Praying the Psalms with St Augustine of Hippo. Guest Speaker: The Ven. Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings. Saturday, 11th March at St James’, Garlickhythe, London.

  • Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer - The Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer takes place on Tuesday 21 March 2023. 11.00 a.m. Choral Mattins at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, the High Street, Oxford. Led by Canon Will Lamb, Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, & the Rev'd Richard Smail, Chaplain to the Oxford Branch of the PBS. Followed by a procession to the martyrdom site in Broad Street and wreath-laying on the Martyrs’ Memorial.

Our Rector, the Rev'd Tom Sander, will be preaching. (

All of these events are open to non-members of the Prayer Book Society. To learn more and to become a member, visit the Prayer Book Society's website at

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