Interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury

Resolution A169 of the 2015 General Convention directed the SCLM “to prepare a plan for the comprehensive revision of the current Book of Common Prayer and present that plan to the 79th General Convention.” To gather information and opinions to shape its conversations, the members of the SCLM are interviewing Anglican partners who have recently revised their prayerbooks.

Fifth in the series is an interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury.

One thought on “Interview with the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe of the Diocese of Salisbury

  1. Bishop Stancliffe is a wise and learned man. It was delightful to listen to him recount his experience leading liturgical revision for the C of E. I welcomed his comments about the importance of a shared lectionary across the Christian world. Here in the United States we have the problem of growing biblical illiteracy. Does it make good sense to present three or four passages of Scripture to a Sunday morning congregation? Wouldn’t it be better to have local congregations select one of the assigned passages to read on a given Sunday and provide a suggested contemporary reading to compliment it? Two readings, one from Scripture and one from the present, would likely communicate better than three unfamiliar biblical texts.

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