Joint Liturgical Group 

of Great Britain


Part of the mandate of the Joint Liturgical Group is to be a creative working group. To offers rites and texts to the churches and ecumenical bodies, and advises and comments on worship matters.It also serves the liturgical needs of congregations linked to more than one British church. Work produced by the JLG is offered to churches to use as they see fit and is also made widely available through publication.

Liturgical Texts

Opening Prayers: The ICEL Collects
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
Canterbury Press 2001 (978-1853112539 hb, 978-1853114281 pb)
Opening Prayers offers collects that are modern and striking in their language yet still richly biblical and faithful to Scripture. Written for proclamation prior to the public reading of the Scriptures, they will enrich worship by focusing hearts and minds on the Scripture themes for the day. Prayers are given for every Sunday and major holy day for Years A, B and C. Hardback
An Order of Marriage: For Christians from Different Churches
Canterbury Press 1999 (9781853113093)
This booklet provides an order for the marriage of Christians from different churches. It has been developed by the Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain whose members are drawn from a wide range of churches, and it has been proposed to provide clergy and congregations with a form of service that will allow all parties to participate.
The rite is designed to meet the current legal requirements for marriage while allowing flexibility for the rite to be adapted to meet individual needs and preferences. An additional choice of blessing prayers and intercessions is provided along with helpful guidelines and recommendations for the pastoral care of the inter-church families
Confirmation and re-affirmation of baptismal faith
Canterbury Press 1992 9781853110627
This is a draft order of service for use in local Ecumenical Projects and commended by the Enabling Group of Churches Together in England.
Holy Week Services (2nd edition)
Rev. and expanded edition ed. Donald Gray
SPCK 1983 (9780281040391)
First edition 1968 ed. Ronald C.D. Jasper published by SPCK/Epworth Press. (9780281026623)
The Daily Office
ed. Ronald C.D. Jasper
SPCK 1968, 1974 (9780281022892)

Essays & Resources

The Renewal of Worship: Essays by Members of the JLG
The Calendar and Lectionary: A Reconsideration
An Additional Lectionary
Four Year Lectionary JLG2
ed. G Tellini
Canterbury Press 1990 (978-1853110214)
A further contribution by the Joint Liturgical Group in the search for a lectionary that is able to serve the differing needs of the Churches. The lectionary put forward provides a four-year cycle of lessons, with one whole year at a time devoted to each of the four gospels. The lectionary is offered to churches for study and consideration.
Initiation and Eucharist: Essays on their structure
ed. Neville Clark, Ronald C.D. Jasper
SPCK 1972 (9780281027354)
Worship and the Child
ed. Ronald C.D. Jasper
SPCK 1975 (9780281028573)
The Word in Season: Use of the Bible in Liturgy
ed. Donald Gray
Canterbury Press 1988 (9781853110016)
Getting the Liturgy Right: Essays by the JLG on Practical Liturgical Principles for Today
SPCK 1982 (9780281038411)

Links to Publishers’ websites



 JLG Day Conference
— March 2019