1789 - 1789 – The 1st Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

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Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.397.4858 
Office@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector 
The Rev. Richard C. Bauer, Associate Rector

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The First Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

Following Independence, an American version of the Book of Common Prayer was required to reflect the identity of a church that was separate but in communion with the Church of England. In 1789, General Convention (created in 1785 as the governing body of the Protestant Episcopal Church) adopted its own Book of Common Prayer. Both the Rectors Joseph Hutchins but especially Joseph Clarkson took an active part in adapting the English Book of Common Prayer for use by the Church in the United States.

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Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.397.4858
Office@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. David W. Peck, Rector
The Rev. Shayna Watson, Associate Rector
The Rev. Glenn Miller, Priest Associate

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Sunday Mass 8:30 AM
Sunday Mass 10:30 AM

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan, Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania



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