Welcome to Praxis

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Praxis, over 25 years of serving the Church

The Church exists for the worship of God.

Worship is the only activity of the Church which will last into eternity.

Worship enriches and transforms our lives.
In Christ we are drawn closer to God in the here and now.
This shapes our beliefs, our actions and our way of life.
God transforms us as individuals, congregations and communities.

Worship provides a vital context for mission, teaching and pastoral care.
Good worship and liturgy inspires and attracts, informs and delights.
The worship of God can give hope and comfort in times of joy and of sorrow.

Despite this significance, we are often under-resourced for worship. Praxis seeks to address this.
We want to encourage and equip people, lay and ordained, to create, lead and participate in acts of worship which enable transformation to happen in individuals and communities.

What does Praxis do to offer help?

Praxis offers the following:

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  • training days and events around the country (with reduced fees for members and no charge for those in training for ordained or authorised lay ministry)
  • key speakers and ideas for diocesan CME/CMD programmes, and resources for training colleges/courses/schemes
  • our quarterly newsletter Praxis News of Worship, included in the membership fee
  • and, of course, this website

¶ The aims of Praxis

Praxis is a Greek word for action. We offer practical guidance and inspiration:

  • to enrich and inform the practice of worship, both traditional and contemporary, in the Church of England
  • to resource congregations, lay leaders and clergy in their understanding of and approach to worship
  • to provide opportunities in which different worshipping traditions of the Church can meet and engage creatively with one another.

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¶ How we are organised

Praxis is administered by a Council which consists of people nominated by the three founding bodies, and representatives chosen by the different regional groupings. This Council meets twice a year to develop the work of Praxis.

The Council appoints an executive committee to carry out its business and manage its agenda between meetings.
The Chair of Praxis is appointed by the Church of England's Liturgical Commission, and the Chair of the Liturgical Commission serves as the honorary president.