Welcome to Transforming Worship,
the new name for Praxis
Praxis has changed its name to Transforming
Worship, continuing over 25 years of serving the Church
The Church exists for the worship of God.
Worship is the only activity of the Church which will last into
Worship enriches and transforms our lives.
In Christ we are drawn closer to God in the here and now.
This shapes our beliefs, our actions and our way of life.
God transforms us as individuals, congregations and
Worship provides a vital context for mission, teaching and
Good worship and liturgy inspires and attracts, informs and
The worship of God can give hope and comfort in times of joy and
Despite this significance, we are often under-resourced for
worship. Transforming Worship seeks to address this.
We want to encourage and equip people, lay and ordained, to
create, lead and participate in acts of worship which enable
transformation to happen in individuals and communities.
What does Transforming Worship do to offer help?
Transforming Worship offers the following:
training days and events around the country (with reduced fees
for members and no charge for those in training for ordained
or authorised lay ministry)
key speakers and ideas for diocesan CME/CMD programmes, and
resources for training colleges/courses/schemes
our quarterly newsletter Transforming Worship News,
included in the membership fee
- and, of course, this website
¶ The aims of Transforming Worship
We offer practical guidance and inspiration:
to enrich and inform the practice of worship, both traditional
and contemporary, in the Church of England
to resource congregations, lay leaders and clergy in their
understanding of and approach to worship
to provide opportunities in which different worshipping
traditions of the Church can meet and engage creatively with
¶ How we are organised
Transforming Worship is administered by a Council which consists
of people nominated by the three founding bodies, and
representatives chosen by the different regional groupings. This
Council meets twice a year to develop the work of Transforming
The Council appoints an executive committee to carry out its
business and manage its agenda between meetings.
The Chair of Transforming Worship is appointed by the Church of
England's Liturgical Commission, and the Chair of the Liturgical
Commission serves as the honorary president.