We would love to have you as a full member of APLM. Becoming a member is easy, and dues are quite
reasonable. If you have any questions about becoming a member, check out the FAQ section, or feel free to
If you are ready to become a full member of The Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission,
click here to join
Frequently Asked Questions
What is APLM?
The Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission is an association of people in the Episcopal
Church of the USA, the Anglican Church of Canada, and sister churches who share a passion for liturgy that is well done,
appropriate to the culture and context, and revelatory of God's lively mission in the world. It was founded in 1946 out
of a deep frustration that Morning Prayer was none of these things. The Council of Associated Parishes functions as a
kind of "liturgical think tank", studying, imagining, and sharing our experiences of different expressions of liturgy. Your membership supports APLM Council and members in the ongoing work of creating and maintaining a network of ideas, shared practice, and communication that shape and inform the church's central work of liturgy and mission.
What has it accomplished?
|Members of APLM played a major role in drafting and promoting the Book of Common Prayer in
ECUSA, and the Book of Alternative Services in Canada. We have championed the centrality of baptism as the foundation
for Christian ministry, the primacy of the eucharist in Christian worship and parish life, the restoration of the
catechumenate, the place of the distinctive diaconate in ordained ministry, the use of expansive language in reference
to God and human beings.
How does "AP" relate to the church?
|We are an association of Christians, mostly from the Episcopalian/Anglican tradition in
Canada and the US, along with some Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and others who share our vision. Our members
hold a variety of positions in our respective churches, but we are not an "official organization" of ECUSA or the
Anglican Church of Canada.
Why should I belong?
APLM is about liturgy, literally in Greek, a public work
, doing work on behalf of
God's people. It is about giving due "worth-ship" to the God of love, who calls us together in communion and sends
us out in mission. Liturgy is both formal and dynamic - it invites reflection, experimentation, and play.
Members of APLM can talk with one another about what our church is doing, where changes and discovery
are happening. There different ways of doing this:
- The AP Members' listserv - where conversations are outrageous, engaging,
and always informative. The listserv is a great way to find resources, think about liturgy, share ideas for parish
teaching and programs. AP Members can join by sending an e-mail message to
- Open - our seasonal publication on matters of
liturgy, ministry, music and mission - combining scholarship, practical application, and readability.
- Our Website - this site has just been re-launched in an attractive,
interactive format with standard and regularly updated features.
- AP Brochures - offering the learnings of
a new generation about the practice of liturgy for ministry and formation. Titles include Baptism, Parish
Eucharist, Marriage, Burial of the Dead, Holy Orders, The Parish Worship Committee.