16th Century Wisdom for the 21st Century Church
Rediscovering Cranmer’s Purpose for the Liturgy in Modern Worship

Andy Piercy & The Rev. Dr. Ashley Null
St. James Anglican Church | Costa Mesa, CA
January 15-16, 2016 | Cost: $100

Sponsored by Trinity School for Ministry’s Piercy Project & Holy Trinity Costa Mesa, CA


Archbishop Thomas Cranmer orchestrated the beautifully formative Book of Common Prayer for the 16th century Church of England. His purpose was to convert the English people of his era through Scripturally-immersive liturgy. Are we, at times, in danger of proclaiming the Gospel in a foreign language to our own culture?

Worship development consultant Andy Piercy and Anglican scholar, the Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null, revisit reformation theology and examine the surprising and exciting challenge Thomas Cranmer presents to the modern church and how it can transform our approach to worship and ministry in 21st century North America.

It’s highly recommended that ministers and worship leaders attend together.

  • What’s the purpose of Worship and Liturgy?
  • Grace and Gratitude—the Heart of English Reformation Worship
  • The Comfortable Words—Thomas Cranmer’s Four Verse Summary of the Gospel
  • Authentic Worship—normative or regulative?
  • Incorporating the Ancient and the Modern in our Worship


Friday 8:30am, Registration

Friday and Saturday, 9am4pm Sessions

Friday, 7pm – Worship Concert (open to all)


St. James Anglican Church is close to Orange Country John Wayne Airport (SNA); where I-405, Hwy 55 and Hwy 73 converge. Hotel shuttles are available from this airport, not LAX.  2995 Airway Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 at the corner of Kalmus Dr. and Airway Ave.


The Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation, and author of Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love. In addition, Dr. Null is the Canon Theologian of both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas and the Anglican Diocese of Egypt, as well as the Theological Advisor to the ACNA Diocese of the Carolinas. His current project is editing the private theological notebooks of Thomas Cranmer for Oxford University Press.
Andy Piercy is a Worship Development Consultant, worship leader, songwriter and record producer (Matt Redman, Delirious & Graham Kendrick). From 2006 until 2013 he worked with Anglican Mission in the Americas and  was previously on staff at Holy Trinity Brompton, London with Nicky Gumbel. Andy was part of the advisory Liturgy Task Force for the ACNA Prayer Book and currently hosts regular worship training events with Trinity School for Ministry, Pittsburgh.