See this Book of Common Prayer page.
The principal forms of service in Common Worship were authorized for use from Advent Sunday 2000. As well as being published in book form, all the contents of Common Worship have been made freely available at the Common Worship web site.
The following services and other material are available:
These files are also available as PDF and RTF files.
Common Worship Daily Prayer is also now available on the Common Worship web site. oremus has worked with Church House Publishing to implement the on-line version of Common Worship and BCP Morning, Evening and Night Prayer.
One of the last parts of Common Worship to be authorized is the Ordinal, the forms for the ordination of deacons, priests and bishops. This was finally authorized by the General Synod in Summer 2005. The printed Ordinal is now published, and contains the 1662 BCP ordinal, the CW ordinal, and a study guide with historical introduction and practical points for those planning ordination services. These extra features are not currently available on the web.
Common Worship: Festivals has not yet been published. However, the draft texts are available in two parts Feasts of our Lord and Feasts of the Saints.
The Common Worship calendar and lectionary is available as an annual ‘almanac’ for use with a desktop calendar (such as Outlook, or Apple’s iCal) or a PDA (such as Palm, or a Pocket PC).
The Alternative Service Book 1980 was authorized from November 1980 until 31 December 2000. Although its use is still permitted in a few parishes which have explicit permission from the diocesan bishop, most of the forms of service in the ASB are no longer authorized. The ASB forms for Morning and Evening Prayer are still valid under the Common Worship Service of the Word provision. The Psalter is still authorized under the Versions of the Bible Measure.
The Ordinal in the ASB had its authorization extended until a new Common Worship form is available. (A version of the Ordinal, slightly modified to conform to the other Common Worship services, is available at the Common Worship web site.)
Series 3 was the name given to the Church of England experimental liturgical material authorized at various times between 1973 and 1980. Its characteristic, revolutionary at first, was the use of the word ‘you’ when addressing God, rather than the traditional ‘thou’. For historical interest, some Series 3 services can be found here, beginning with Series 3 Holy Communion.
Lent, Holy Week, Easter and The Promise of His Glory: services and prayers for the season from All Saints' Day to Candlemas are commended by the House of Bishops. Adjustments need to be made to the forms in these books to fit with Common Worship. The Liturgical Commission is working on proposals for a Times and Seasons volume to replace these books.
Lent, Holy Week, Easter, commended for use in 1986.
As an interim in February 2004, the House of Bishops has permitted the on-line publication of the Lent, Holy Week, and Easter material from the draft Times and Seasons book. This is available in PDF format at the Praxis website.
The Promise of His Glory: services and prayers for the season from All Saints' Day to Candlemas, commended for use in 1991.
For some years before the authorization of Common Worship the Church of England was busy revising the Eucharist and other services. The final forms are now available, as noted above at the Common Worship web site.
For historical interest we retain here various draft forms, particularly of the Eucharist. These forms show the development of Common Worship. Also available is the text of Exciting Holiness, the companion to the festivals and commemorations of the Calendar.
Part of the process of revision was the publication in 1992 of Celebrating Common Prayer. This was the work of a group of experts drawn from the Society of Saint Francis and members of the Liturgical Commission and others. It is a full version of the fourfold daily office offered for the use of Anglicans and others and is no doubt a major contribution to revision of the Church of England's official provision for daily prayer. I am grateful to the Society and their publisher, Mowbrays, for making this text available and allowing it to be published on the Internet.