The term 'groundbreaking' can be applied to Creating Uncommon Worship without any fear of exaggeration. Taking the familiar elements of the liturgy of the Eucharist, it shows how the sensory and spiritual dimensions of worship can be fused to create an all-embracing experience of beauty that has the power to engage, inspire and transform. Its core approach is highly participatory, giving emphasis at every point to its underlying theological conviction that the assembly is the minister of the eucharistic action. Brimming with imaginative ideas that can be used or adapted in any setting and fully illustrated throughout, it explores basic principles, offers a step-by-step guide to introducing and managing change, provides a selection of supplementary liturgical texts, and includes imaginative ideas for using music and the arts in worship. An essential guide for all who are seeking to bring the liturgy to vivid life, Creating Uncommon Worship is based on the actual experiences of congregations in Britain and America, especially in Philadelphia Cathedral, where the author is Dean and where the regular worship has made an unforgettable impact on many. Book jacket.Giles, Richard is the author of 'Creating Uncommon Worship Transforming the liturgy of the Eucharist', published 2005 under ISBN 9780814615188 and ISBN 081461518X.