Phases of Order in Church of Scotland Worship

The Rev Foster Franklin, MA, DD, formerly Minister at Corstorphine

This paper consists of the Presidential Address to the Annual Meeting of the Church Service Society and begins by giving an account of the contrasting ways the Reformation happened in England and Scotland. The author describes the succeeding service books used up until the Westminster Directory was adopted and the ultimate departure from many of the usages of the Reformation, giving rise to a pattern which prevailed until nineteenth century moves towards a more conscious order in worship, beginning with individual efforts and culminating in the establishment of the Church Service Society. The paper then charts in some detail the developments by which this concern was ultimately taken up by General Assemblies and its subsequent authorisation of particular books and orders.

Volume 31 1961, p3