Here is just about everything I have written on this subject. As you reach the bottom of the page, you will find the link to “older posts”.
I am quite intrigued to read about people who “love the Sarum liturgy” and lament that no one uses it. Cynics tell the world that no one is interested. At the same time, look up Sarum on Google and there are hundreds of postings, though some are about an educational institution in Salisbury and others about Old Sarum, the predecessor of modern Salisbury.
Msgr Burnham has mentioned the magic word a couple of times in a paper he recently wrote and which was given in a speech by Msgr Keith Newton in Rome (see here for my source), but I hardly see the UK Ordinariate doing more than perhaps bringing a couple of oddities into the standard Anglican Use or Novus Ordo celebration.
Anglicanæ traditiones, the Holy See’s inter-dicasterial working group, looked at this modern English practice, and at the feasibility of introducing the pre-Reformation Sarum Use in translation, before deciding to base its work on the 1983 Book of Divine Worship, authorised for the Pastoral Provision 1980. This rite has now been revised and enriched by material from the Anglican Missal and English Missal, pre-conciliar resources used extensively by Anglo-catholics.
My Bishop doesn’t mind me doing it in my own chapel, but the official rite of our ACC Diocese is the Anglican Missal. I don’t see it “catching on”. Some of the TAC parishes in Canada used Sarum occasionally before they went to the American Ordinariate, and there have been some initiatives in Orthodox circles. The rest is known history.
I would welcome comments. Are people really interested when they say they are? Are there any priest readers of this blog interested? Is there anyone thinking about it, but afraid they wouldn’t find all the materials and rubrics?
I would especially like to hear from priests interested in learning the Sarum liturgy and sharing their experience. If they do not wish to comment (even under a pseudonym), they can write to me at anthony.chadwick AT wanadoo.fr.
Over to you…