Nationally known worship writer and speaker, Mark Earey, has written "Liturgical Worship" because there is nothing like it in the bookshops. This book is introductory reading for both ordinands and trainee lay readers - indeed anyone who finds themselves having to plan or lead public worship. Mark has written it both for lovers and loathers of liturgical worship - and for those who want to discover it for the first time. "Liturgical Worship" should enthuse and give confidence to anyone who needs to know more about this subject.
Mark Earey is Co-director of the Centre for Ministerial Formation and tutor in Liturgy and Worship at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, where he shares in the formation of Anglican and Methodist ministers, and increasing numbers of pastors and ministers from the Wesleyan Holiness Church, and other Pentecostal Churches. He was previously Team Rector of Morley in West Yorkshire, and way back he trained as a Civil Engineer, and worked (briefly) in sewage. So, what is the link between sewage and liturgy? They both depend on flow - and when there's a problem in either, it's because there's a blockage.
Mark is a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission, and chair of the Group for Renewal of Worship (GROW), the author and commissioning group behind Grove booklets in the Grove Books Worship series. From 1997-2002 he was National Education Officer for Praxis, a Church of England organisation concerned with deeper understanding and better practice in liturgy and worship. He is also a proud member of the Moorpool Players - an amateur theatre group in Harborne, Birmingham.