Legislation related to Liturgy in the Church of England
Public Worship Regulation Act
Report of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1906. transcribed by Mr Thomas J W Mason
First Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Rubrics, Orders, and Directions For Regulating the Course And Conduct of Public Worship, &c. London, 1867.
Second Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Rubrics, Orders, and Directions For Regulating the Course And Conduct of Public Worship, &c. London, 1867.
Chapter IV. Present Breaches and Neglects of the Law. (entire text, 209 kb; this chapter has been broken into constituent parts below for ease of use. NB that the section breaks are not from the original).
Section 1. Introduction and Non-Significant Breaches
Section 2. Breaches Having Significance, introduction
Section 3. Vestments, Confiteor and Last Gospel, Ceremonial Mixing of the Chalice, Wafers, The Lavabo, Hiding of the Manual Acts, The Sign of the Cross, Sanctus Bell
Section 4. Incense, Portable Lights, Lights upon the Holy Table, Holy Water
Section 5. The Blessing of Palms, Tenebrae, The Washing the Altars, Paschal Candle, Stations of the Cross, Observance of Days Not Appointed by The Prayer Book to Be Observed
Section 6. "Certain illegal practices of a graver kind which are connected with the service of Holy Communion"
Section 7. "Certain other illegal practices"
Chapter VI. Prayers for the Dead
Chapter VII. Manuals
Chapter VIII. Result of the Evidence
Chapter IX. Historical Survey
Chapter X. Causes of the Failure To Check Irregularities, And Suggested Remedies
Chapter XI. Conclusion