• Liturgical education is needed, and this involves going back to basics.
• There is some need to re-appreciate liturgy in Evangelical settings, particularly in the light of anti-liturgical tendencies in the Diocese of Sydney. Such re-appreciation should also provide a counterweight to reducing worship to didactic meetings.
• There is also a need to counter the deliberate flouting of rubrics among more catholic Anglicans. An example of this is the adoption of forms of words as the invitation to communion that come from other traditions.
Charles spoke to the local character of much liturgical worship in the Anglican tradition -- some of which is a good response to the pastoral context. He spoke of his own history in ministry in locations such as Brunswick, Clifton Hill, Heidelberg, and Bendigo, where the liturgy was offered in diverse social settings that were often tempered by the shapes and structural stability of buildings. Each context called for a careful dialogue between the necessary creative response to the situation and holding an open attitude to tradition.
The media context of liturgy was a further recurring theme. Charles spoke of the development of screen culture -- moving from his teenage experience of the arrival of transistor radios, which transformed music broadcasting, to a robust screen culture. One of the marks of this transformation is that people now speak of 'seeing' songs. The question about screens is less whether they are to be used or not. It is even less a question of whether they are bad. Screens are a reality of many worshipping communities, so the question is more what they are good for rather than whether or not they should be used.