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The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has created this site to invite feedback about some of our current projects. We hope that this conversation will be a way to renew and enliven a shared vision of the church’s mission in the world.

The members of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the 2016-2018 triennium are:

Anderson, The Rev. Devon Chair 2021 Minnesota, VI
Smith, The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Vice-Chair 2018 Missouri, V
Anderson, Dr. Liza Secretary 2018 Connecticut, I
Breidenthal, The Rt. Rev. Thomas Member 2018 Southern Ohio, V
Burford, Ms. Martha Member 2021 Virginia, III
Carmona, The Rev. Dr. Paul Member 2018 San Diego, VIII
Decatur, Mr. Christopher Member 2018 Ohio, V
Fromberg, The Rev. Paul Member 2021 California, VIII
Hahn, Ms. Athena Member 2021 North Carolina, IV
Hernandez, Ms. Ana Member 2018 New York, II
Johnston, Mrs. Ellen Member 2021 Virginia, III
Johnston, The Rt. Rev. Shannon Member 2021 Virginia, III
Keane, Mr. Drew Nathaniel Member 2018 Georgia, IV
Lee, The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Member 2021 Chicago, V
McConnell, The Rt. Rev. Dorsey Member 2018 Pittsburgh, III
Nelson, Ms. Jessica Member 2021 Mississippi, IV
Olsen, Dr. Derek Member 2018 Maryland, III
Plank, Dr. Steven Member 2021 Ohio, V
Turrell, The Rev. Canon James Member 2021 Bethlehem, III
Wilson, The Rev. Canon Sandye Member 2018 Newark, II
Curry, The Most Rev. Michael Ex Officio 2018 North Carolina, IV
Jennings, The Rev. Gay C. Ex Officio 2018 Ohio, V
Burrows, The Rev. Paul Representative of the President of the House of Deputies 2018 California, VIII
Alexander, Mr. Thomas Liaison of Executive Council 2018 Arkansas, VII
Oliver, The Rev. Dr Juan M.C. Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer 2018 Long Island, II

Resolution A006 of the 2015 General Convention establishes the mandate of the Standing Commission of Liturgy and Music:

It shall be the duty of the Commission to: Discharge such duties as shall be assigned to it by the General Convention as to policies and strategies concerning the common worship of this Church. Collect, collate, and catalogue material bearing upon possible future revisions of the Book of Common Prayer. Cause to be prepared and to present to the General Convention recommendations concerning the Lectionary, Psalter, and offices for special occasions as authorized or directed by the General Convention or Convocation of Bishops. Recommend to the General Convention authorized translations of the Holy Scripture from which the Lessons prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer are to be read. Receive and evaluate requests for consideration of individuals or groups to be included in the Calendar of the Church year and make recommendations thereon to the General Convention for acceptance or rejection. Collect, collate, and catalogue material bearing upon possible future revisions of The Hymnal 1982 and other musical publications regularly in use in this Church, and encourage the composition of new musical materials. Cause to be prepared and present to the General Convention recommendations concerning the musical settings of liturgical texts and rubrics, and norms as to liturgical music and the manner of its rendition. At the direction of the General Convention, to serve the Church in matters pertaining to policies and strategies concerning Church music.