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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 2018-2021 triennium are:

  • Paul Fromberg (Chair)
  • Ellen Johnston (Vice-Chair)
  • Jessica Nelson (Secretary)
  • Thomas Alexander (Member)
  • Stannard Baker (Member)
  • Michael Boney (Member)
  • Martha Burford (Member)
  • Mark Childers (Member)
  • Mary Grace DuPree (Member)
  • Joshua Floberg (Member)
  • Robert Hino (Member)
  • Jeffery Lee (Member)
  • Ellis Montes (Member)
  • J. Sierra Reyes (Member)
  • John Robert (Member)
  • James Turrell (Member)
  • Andrew Waldo (Member)
  • Piere Whalon (Member)
  • Terry White (Member)
  • Carl Wright (Member)
  • Michael Curry (Ex Officio)
  • Gay Clark Jennings (Ex Officio)
  • Susan Anslow Williams (Representative of the President of the House of Deputies)
  • Frank Logue (Liaison of Executive Council)
  • Juan M.C. Oliver (Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer)

Resolution A006 of the 2018 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.