People called upon to lead weekday worship may have little time to prepare and often lack immediately usable material. With this in mind, James Woodward and Leslie Houlden have created Services for Weekdays, an accessible collection of material designed to help clergy and laity prepare. For each week, they provide:
- A reading
- Commentary on the reading
- A reflection for thought, prayer and possible discussion
James Woodward is an Anglican priest with experience of working with the dying in a variety of contexts. He is Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson and Director of the Leveson Centre for the study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy in the Diocese of Birmingham.
Groups of older people or young parents who worship on weekdays are just as important as the Sunday congregation, and deserve as much thought and preparation. In busy lives this is not easy to do. This book offers the highest possible standard of service material for any group. This is something I constantly do myself and this book will have a permanent place on my desk!
- The Most Revd and Right Hon. Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York