Liturgical Committee

Members of the Committee are:

committee-chairStephen Hoyle – Chair

Stephen is vicar of St John in the Wilderness in the Withycombe Raleigh Team Ministry, Exmouth.  With the permission of the Bishop of South Dakota, he is also Occasional Priest-in-Residence at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Shirt Table, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, USA.

Andrew Maries – Consultant for Liturgy and Music, Diocese of Exeter and chair of the RCSM Devon committee

Beth Corbett – Secretary

Jane Lankester – Team Vicar
The Vicarage, Awliscombe, Honiton

Christopher Helyer – Director of Music for Dartmouth Parish and a member of the RSCM Devon committee                                                                                                    

Tim Thorp Priest in Charge of Crownhill, Plymouth

Sally Farrant – Social Responsibility Officer, Fairtrade and Faith in Action at the Diocese of Exeter

Martyn Goss – Director of Church and Society at the Diocese of Exeter

Tony Gregg – Reader in the Totnes Team

Penny Doe – Mission Community Assistant Development Officer

Paul Reisbach – Youth Work Adviser, Diocese of Exeter


An insight on the link between Worship and justice

‘There is no true worship without community.  There is no true community without embracing the poor and creating a safe space for the abused, marginalised and oppressed to find sanctuary and Kingdom justice. 

The worshipping community cannot – and must not  – divorce itself from identifying with the poor.  The broken and marginalised have a central place in the identity of the Church.  They must not be just some distant programme to which we donate money.  Expressing our faith to the society around us without the poor and oppressed at the core of that expression is to present something skewed and twisted.  Just as there is no sweet fragrance for God to enjoy without justice, the Christianity we model to the world has no sweetness and our representation of the Kingdom falls short if we fail to remember the poor.’

from ‘The Justice God is Seeking’ by David Ruis p.44  Publ Regal 2006 ISBN 0-8307-3915-7

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