Liturgy and Time: Calendar and Daily Prayer

  • Course Dates: Monday, 10 Dec 2012, 3:00 PM - Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 5:00 PM

This module will explore the ways in which Christian worship has been influenced by its relationship with time. The study of Daily Prayer and the Church’s Year (Calendar) provide the twin foci for this exploration.

The way Christians have developed daily patterns of prayer will be investigated, together with the constituent elements of this form or prayer: the use of psalms, scripture and intercessory prayer. The historical origins and evolution of the Christian festivals together with their theological and ritual meaning will form the basis of an analysis of annual rhythms of prayer.

Students will be encouraged to relate their study to their own and other church contexts, and to evaluate the ways in which liturgical prayer might relate to the contemporary experience of time.


Those not enrolled on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this course.

Non-MA (auditing) prices for all modules are:
Non-residential £225, Residential £375 (en-suite)

Residential prices includes all meals and refreshments. Non-residential price includes all meals and refreshments with the exception of breakfast.

Contact Anne Jensen for booking enquiries.
ajensen@sarum.ac.uk | 01722 424827

Course Details:

  • Starts: Monday, 10 Dec 2012, 3:00 PM
  • Ends: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 5:00 PM

  • Tutor: James Steven

    • James Steven is director of Liturgy andWorship at Sarum College and has a particular interest in the relationship between theology and liturgical practice.