Liturgy Link is both an email network and an open meeting for people in the Diocese who are involved in leading and planning worship, to share information and ideas about liturgical practice.
This has been done by:
- Creating and managing liturgical material and some worship events for the Diocese, as asked by the Bishop from time to time. These include Clergy conferences and Diocesan education days. Different people are involved at different times, according to interest, expertise, availability, etc.
- Suggesting speakers or subjects for the CMD programme for clergy and authorised ministers.
- Inviting clergy and lay people in the Diocese to be part of an email-based network.
- Organising workshops on practical liturgical issues that would be a help to clergy and laity who plan and lead worship, on subjects such as: Marking the Liturgical Year; Music for Worship; Worship in Smaller Congregations; Children in Worship; Creating Liturgical Space.
- Encouraging congregations and the Diocese to offer courses and events that enable liturgical education, and sharing resources for this, eg for 'taught' Eucharists.
- Holding occasional open meetings to keep in touch, to address tasks given to the Link by the Bishop or others in the Diocese, and to plan future Link events.
The interest and involvement of the Bishop is needed and welcomed, and the new Bishop's ideas about worship formation in the Diocese will be one of the foundations of the Liturgy Link's tasks in the future.