The functions of the Liturgy Commission are given as follows in Canon 19, 1998 Section 11:

  • To examine questions of liturgy referred to it by the Primate, the Standing Committee or the General Synod, and to report thereon to the referring party and Standing Committee.
  • To advise the Primate, the Standing Committee or the General Synod, on matters relating to the creative nurture and renewal of the liturgical life of this church.

The Liturgy Commission was established in 1962, by the first General Synod of the newly constituted Anglican Church of Australia. It currently operates under a canon of the 2001 General Synod, having these functions.

Liturgical Resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Ash Wednesday
Passion or Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Vigil

Liturgical Resources for Baptism

Alternative forms of the APBA Baptism services
Holy Baptism in Holy Communion
Holy Baptism in Morning and Evening Prayer

Liturgical Resources for Holy Communion

An Order for Holy Communion 2009
An Order for Holy Communion where Children are present - Shepherd theme

Resources for use with APBA Holy Communion second order

Great Thanksgiving based on Hippolytus 2009
Great Thanksgiving for use when children are present - Creation theme
Preface for Great Thanksgiving 1 - Marriage theme
Special thanksgiving for insertion in Great Thanksgiving 5 - Coming of the Light to the Torres Strait Islands
Great Thanksgiving – Wisdom in Creation theme

Resources for use with APBA Holy Communion third order

Great Thanksgiving based on themes from the prophet Joel
Prayer after Communion based on themes from the prophet Joel

Liturgical Resources with Environmental Themes

Gathering text - Creator God theme
A Canticle: Bless the Lord all created things (dry country example)
A lament for drought, deforestation, flood

Resources around the theme of food

Gathering Text
Confession and Absolution
Prayers Of The People
Prayer After Communion (APBA second order)

Resources around the theme of stewardship of creation

Confession and Absolution
Stewardship of Creation prayer

Prayers of intercession and thanksgiving

Climate Change
Environmental degradation and pollution
Farming Communities - Prayers of Intercession
Farming Communities - Thanksgiving for the Seed
Solar Energy
Sustainable Cities
Thanksgiving for all creatures great and small
Thanksgiving for wilderness
Thanksgiving, Collect, Intercessions - Garden Theme

Occasional Prayers

A Litany For A Parish Anniversary
ChurchSafe Training Event Prayers
Collect - Week of prayer for reconciliation
Litany for use during an election campaign
Prayers For Anglican Caring Agencies
Thanksgiving for the Missionaries and for Aboriginal Christians
Praying for an end to violence against women – White Ribbon Day and related occasions

Liturgical Resources for various Pastoral situations

Blessing of a Civil Marriage
Thanksgivings for Marriage
Litany following sexual abuse
Prayer for healing after sexual misconduct
Prayer of a companion to a person who has been abused

Liturgical Resources for the ANZAC Centenary

Anzac Day Liturgical Resources

Reference Materials

Pattern of Scripture Readings

Daily Readings at Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer
Sunday Readings (Revised Common Lectionary)
Differences between APBA readings and the Revised Common Lectionary

Anglican Patterns of Worship

Liturgy and Anglican Identity - a statement from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation held in Prague 2005

Advisory materials 
Confessions - advice from the Australian Anglican Bishops March 2001 Private confession of child sexual abuse - pastoral guidelines developed by the Australian Anglican Bishops March 2006
The current membership of the Liturgy Commission is:
The Rt Rev'd Garry Weatherill (Ballarat) - Chair
The Rev'd Dr Elizabeth Smith (Perth) - Secretary
The Very Rev'd Christopher Chataway (Ballarat)
The Rev'd Canon Dr Colleen O'Reilly (Melbourne)
The Rev'd Dane Courtney (Sydney)
The Rev'd Jasmine Dow (Melbourne)
The Rev'd Dr Rhys Bezzant (Melbourne)
The Very Rev'd Richard Humphrey (Tasmania)
The Rev'd Dr Richard Treloar (Melbourne)