Christian Life and Worship

The Department for Christian Life and Worship advises the Bishops on subjects relating to the material and spiritual life of the Church. A key area of the Department’s work is the liturgy: the preparation and reviewing of liturgical texts and the supporting of liturgical formation in dioceses. The two other main areas of work are Patrimony — the heritage of the Church in England and Wales — and Spirituality. The Chair of the department is Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff.

The Department for Christian Life and Worship advises the Bishops on subjects relating to the material and spiritual life of the Church. A key area of the Department’s work is the liturgy: the preparation and reviewing of liturgical texts and the supporting of liturgical formation in dioceses. The two other main areas of work are Patrimony — the heritage of the Church in England and Wales — and Spirituality. The Chair of the department is Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff.

The Department for Christian Life and Worship represents the Bishops’ Conference in a number of organisations. Some of these are international bodies collaborate on liturgical texts with other Bishops’ Conferences. The Department also appoints members to ecumenical groups in the United Kingdom for the sharing of good practice and ensuring that when dealing with civil authorities the Church’s views are represented.