Volume 35 1965 (Centenary Number)

The Church Service Society: 1865-1965. Centenary Reflections

The Reverend R Stuart Louden, DD, President of the Society

Dr Louden reports the history of the movement from the mid-nineteenth century which has set out to uphold a sense of order within public worship. The foundation and continuing history of the Society takes his attention, and a survey of the Society’s publications.

Short biographical notices by different authors are appended of three key figures in the early years of the Society – the Revd Robert Herbert Storey (1835-1907), the Revd George Campbell (1827-1904) and the Revd James Cameron Lees (1834-1913) (pp.18-27). Photographs are also within this volume, also of the Revd G W Sprott.

The Cathedral Church of Glasgow

The Very Rev Nevile Davidson, DD, Minister of Glasgow

Most of Dr Davidson’s article is concerned with history and architecture, tracing the story of Kentigern and the building of the Cathedral and its furnishings. At the close, he argues the place of a cathedral or mother church within the modern Glasgow environment.

Ecumenical Liturgy

The Lecture given at the Annual Meeting of the Society, 1964, by Canon Ronald C D Jasper, MA, DD, FR Hist S, Chairman of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England; and Lecturer in Liturgical Studies, King’s College, London

Dr Jasper offers an overview of liturgical studies within the life of the whole church, in particular with an awareness of the recent sweep of the ecumenical movement and the desires to seek out common forms of worship. He surveys commentators and work from various church traditions, Baptist through to Roman Catholic, as well as dwelling on current issues within the Church of England, where he himself is affiliated. He concludes with an extensive quotation from a tough Anglo-Catholic controversialist, Dr Darwell Stone, which nevertheless abounds in “courtesy and charity”.

Music in the Service of the Church

The Lee Lecture, 1964, at the Kirk of the Greyfriars, by the Rev Stewart Todd, BD, North Leith

The Lee Lecture, 1964, at the Kirk of the Greyfriars, by the Rev Stewart Todd, BD, North Leith

Mr Todd explores some basic questions about the place of music within church life in the context of contemporary hopes that there may be a new Church Hymnary. He argues for music to be at the service of the Word proclaimed – and therefore going beyond such debate as may arise amongst musicians alone or over musical taste. This said, he supports both generational revisitings of the Hymnary and regular reviews of Sunday worship.


Illustrations in this volume

(All between pages 38 and 39)

The Very Rev Principal Robert Herbert Storey, DD, LL D
The Rev George Washington Sprott, DD
The Rev George Campbell
The Very Rev James Cameron Lees, KCVO, DD, LL D
The Cathedral Church of Glasgow: From the South East
The Cathedral Church of Glasgow: The Blacader Chapel
The Cathedral Church of Glasgow: The Tomb of St Mungo
The Cathedral Church of Glasgow: The East Chapel