Tribute to Adrian Smith

It was with considerable sadness that PCN Britain has learned of the death of one of its members, Father Adrian Smith, earlier this year.

A Catholic priest and former missionary in Africa, Adrian Smith went on to become National Director of the Movement for a Better World.  He was best known for his 16 books, especially Tomorrow’s Christian and Tomorrow’s Faith, which have inspired many a PCN discussion.  He was a leading force in CANA, (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness), and wrote of the implications of this new awareness for Christian belief.  An early member of PCN Britain, he contributed by leading seminars and writing for our Newsletter. 
A Catholic colleague, Father Patrick, praised Adrian for his ability to disobey in the interest of more fundamental values.  “Adrian, the silent rebel, always chose the non systemic man, Jesus, above the process…  He was a prophet of an inclusive, caring and searching church”

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PCN launches new liturgy appeal

PCN Britain is aiming to publish new liturgy for public use through this website.

When did you last find yourself singing a hymn or listening to a collect which made you cringe? We believe there is a need for new liturgical forms and metaphores to match the emerging progressive understanding of Christianity.

Anyone is welcome to submit material for inclusion in the Liturgy section. We welcome individual prayers and hymns as well as “complete” liturgies such as Communion. We would like to include liturgy relating to occasions of deep emotion and spirituality, such as healing, the birth of a child, loss and dying. Material should wherever possible be original, offering a genuine alternative to existing liturgy. We do not rule out drawing on existing words but you will be asked to attribute the source and gain permission for its inclusion. Decisions about inclusion in the project will be made by the Liturgy Project subcommittee of PCN led by Angela Smith, a PCN Trustee.

For advice, declaration forms relating to copyright and where to send your submission, please click on this link: http://www.pcnbritain.org.uk/index.php/resources/detail/how_to_take_part_in_the_pcn_britain_liturgy_project/

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