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A Liturgy for Africa (1964): One of the first “modern” liturgies.

Portions of the 1662 BCP in Standardized Swahili.
 

Anglican Church of Australia

A number of liturgical resources, including a revised service of Holy Communion, are available on the Anglican Church of Australia's website

Liturgical resources for Sunday services, all contemporary, from the Diocese of Sydney.

Holy Communion in Meriam, a language of the Torres Straits Islands.
 

flag of Brazil Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil

The 1950 Prayer Book in Portuguese (a translation of the U. S. 1928 BCP)
 

Church of the Province of Central Africa

1976 Holy Eucharist, in English and Chichewa
 


flag of DR CongoAnglican Church of Congo

Parts of the 1998 Prayer Book in Swahili (plus some English) (Note: these RTF files may not render properly in Firefox and should be downloaded first)


flag of Ghana Anglican Church of Ghana

The 1960 Book of Common Prayer

Portions of the BCP in Ga (1957)

The Book of Common Prayer in Twi (1957) 
  

flag of Guinea Diocese of Guinea

Petit Livre de Messe (~1986)
 

flag of Haiti Haiti

Holy Eucharist (US 1979, Rite 2) in Kreyol

La Liturgie, portions of the BCP in French & English for use in Haiti (~1815)
 

Hong Kong logoHong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

(Province of Hong Kong):
The
1965 Holy Communion Service (Experimental)
 

flag of India India

Holy Eucharist (1954) from the Church of South India (CSI)

CSI Confirmation (1950)
Other liturgical resources from the Church of South India

The Supplement to the Indian Book of Common Prayer (1960) 

The Indian (or Bombay) Liturgy (1948). A Eucharist based on Eastern forms

The Ceylon Liturgy (1938).

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Tamil (1885).
 

Iran

Holy Communion of the Diocese of Iran (1971)
 

flag of Japan Japan (Nippon Sei So Kai)

Portions of the 1959 Book of Common Prayer, in Japanese (ideographs and Romaji), and in English translation

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Ainu
 

flag of Kenya Anglican Church of Kenya

A Kenyan Eucharistic Rite (1989)

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Swahili (Kimvita or Mombasa dialect)

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Taveta

 
flag of S Korea   Anglican Church in Korea

Holy Eucharist from the 1962 Prayer Book (PDF only)
 

Mauritius flag  Anglican Diocese of Mauritius

Holy Eucharist, in English & French

 
  Anglican Church of Melanesia

A Melanesian English Prayer Book, the current Prayer Book in Melanesia

The 1938 Melanesian Book of Common Prayer.

Morning and Evening Prayer, the Catechism, private prayers and a service of Preparation for Holy Communion, in Sikaiana (1932)

The Liturgy in Savosavo, the language of Savo Island in the Solomon Islands

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Bauro (a language of San Cristobal Island; Griffiths 146:1; 1858)

Portions of the (1938) Book of Common Prayer in Lavukaleve, a language of the Russell Is. in the Solomon Islands.

The Liturgy in Lavukaleve, following the Melanesian English Prayer Book.

The Liturgy in Tikopian, the language of the island of Tikopia.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Pileni, a language of the Reef Is., in the Solomon Islands.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Aoba, a language of Vanuatu; also portions of Holy Communion in the Nduindui dialect.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Mota, a language of Vanuatu

Potions of the Book of Common Prayer in Florida (also known as Nggela or Gela), a language of the Solomon Is. Also 1971 Holy Communion.

Holy Communion in Raga, a language of Pentecost Is., Vanuatu.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Owa (Santa Ana), a language of the Solomon Is.

Portions of the book of common Prayer in Merelava, a language of Vanuatu

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Kwara'ae, a language of the Solomon Is.

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Bislama, a language of Vanuatu

Portions of the Book of common Prayer in Lau, a language of Malaita, Solomon Is.

Holy Communion in Longgu, a language of Guadalcanal, Solomon Is.

Holy Communion and prayers in Vaturanga, a language of Guadalcanal, Solomon Is.

The Book of Common Prayer in Natqgu (or Natügu), a language of Santa Cruz, Solomon Is.

Holy Communion in Sa'a, a language of the Solomon Is.

Prayer Books in Arosi, a language of Makira, Solomon Is.

Holy Communion in Maewo, a language of Vanuatu

Holy Communion in Solomon Is. Pijin (1999)

Holy communion in Mwotlap, a language of Vanuatu

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Cheke Holo, a language of Santa Isabel, Solomon Is.

Holy Communion in Sikaiana, a language of the Solomon Is.

How Can You Sing the Lord's Song without A Book? A list of books (includes Prayer Books in English & other languages) printed by the Melanesian Mission Press, to 1975. 
 

flag of Mexico Anglican Church of Mexico

The 1894/5 Provisional Offices of the Mexican Episcopal Church (in English & Spanish)     New!
 

Myanmar flag  Province of Myanmar (Burma)

Holy Communion in Burmese (1999)    New!
 

NZ logoProvince of New Zealand

A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989)(Eucharist Services in MSWord format; entire book in unformatted HTML)

Additional Liturgical Resources

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Maori

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Tongan

Special Forms of Service (1914)

The 1966 Experimental Liturgy

The (1966) Holy Communion in Fijian
 

flag of NigeriaChurch of Nigeria

Holy Communion (1996) 

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Igbo

Portions of the (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Isekiri

Morning Prayer (1662) in Hausa (1908) 
 

PNG flagAnglican Church of Papua New Guinea

Occasional Offices (1976)

The Niugini Liturgy (1970)

Holy Communion in Tok Pisin (1986) 

1662 Holy Communion in Binandere

1662 Holy Communion in Maisin

Prayers and Offices in Orokaiva (1953) 

 
flag of ParaguayParaguay (Provincia Anglicana del Cono Sur):

1662 Holy Communion in Lengua.

 
 Lusitanian Church

The 1991 Prayer Book, in Portuguese
 

seychelles flag Anglican Diocese of Seychelles

Services (Holy Communion, Litany, Baptism) in English, Seychellois Creole, and French (1997)    New!

 
Church of the Province of South Africa

Holy Communion from the 1954 Book of Common Prayer

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Zulu      New!

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Xhosa

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Dutch

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Ronga

The 1929 South African Liturgy in Afrikaans, Shona, Sotho, and Zulu

 
Province of South East Asia

The (1928 C of E) Book of Common Prayer in Selako

Portions of the Book of Common Prayer in Malay (1915 & 1969)

The Book of Common Prayer in Chinese (for use in Singapore)

Holy Communion in Iban, a language of Sarawak

Holy Communion in Bukar, a language of Sarawak
 

Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

The 1954 Prayer Book, in Spanish

 
flag of Southern Sudan The Episcopal Church of Sudan

The (1662) Book of Common Prayer in Bari (1953)


Tanzanian flag Anglican Church of Tanzania

The 1919 Zanzibar Prayer Book in Swahili

 
Thai flag Anglican Church of Thailand

A Prayer Book for Thailand (1989), in English & Thai.


flag of Uganda Church of Uganda

A Service Book in Luganda (1900)

Portions of the BCP in Masaba (1907) 

 
Province of the West Indies

The 1959 service of Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist, from the 1995 Book of Common Prayer

The People’s Order of the Mass and Other Prayers, Dio. of Nassau & the Bahamas, 1965.

 

 

 The Anglican Communion is truly world-wide. It has a presence not only in former British colonies, but in many other countries as well, as can be seen by this assortment of Books of Common Prayer and liturgical resources.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 18 July 2013

Web author: Charles Wohlers U. S. EnglandScotlandIrelandWalesCanadaWorld