Joint Liturgical Group 

of Great Britain


Commemorating the Quincentenary of the Reformation

Resources & an Order of Service

The Joint Liturgical Group has been asked to provide liturgical resources to help churches commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The main offering is an Order of Service which draws on the five themes of:

  • Remembering
  • Reforming
  • Repenting
  • Rejoicing
  • Reconciling

The Service is similar to the seasonal Ecumenical Services which the Group has produced in that it can be used as it is given or as a resource from which to develop other celebrations.

Other Resources

Common Prayer From Conflict to Communion (pdf)
Liturgy prepared by the World Lutheran Federation with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Based on the recent study report From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017.
It served as the basis for the Joint Commemoration on 31 October in Lund held by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church. The service booklet is available for download (pdf).
Liturgy for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows
This text was developed in collaboration by the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Liturgy for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows (pdf)