Common Ground

Common Ground Initiated by the Panel on Worship of the Church of Scotland and published in 1998 by the Saint Andrew Press, this ecumenical hymn book was compiled by representatives of seven Scottish churches and groups: Roman Catholic, Scottish Episcopal, Methodist, United Reformed, Scottish Congregational, Salvation Army, and Church of Scotland. The title page describes it as ‘a song book for all the churches’, and it was the first such collection since the Scottish Reformation. The Convener of the Editorial Committee was John L. Bell* of the Iona Community*, who in the preface states the intention of the committee as being to provide, from and for all the traditions involved, material...

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