Valentine Leeper Prize in Prayer Book Studies for 2019
Prize: two prizes of $500 each
Closing date: 13 November 2019
In what ways does the 1662 Book of Common Prayer continue to reflect
Anglican doctrine/teaching, and in what ways is the BCP now no longer
the standard by which to judge prayer book and other liturgical
The terms and conditions are:
- The aim of the prize is to nurture both love and use of the Book of Common Prayer,
particularly amongst those who are entering, or are hoping to enter, Anglican
- Entry is open to any aspirant, candidate or ordinand for Anglican ministry who is
currently enrolled in any course of study at either the Trinity College Theological
School or Ridley College.
- Applicants must submit by the Closing Date an essay of no more than 3,000 words
on an aspect of the Book of Common Prayer as determined each year by the Dean of the
- Theological School in consultation with the Dean of the Anglican Institute of Ridley
- There will be a maximum of two prizes awarded each year, for one student from Trinity College Theological School, and for one from Ridley College. Neither Trinity
nor Ridley may be awarded both prizes in any given year. The author(s) of the
essay(s) judged to be the best of those submitted will be awarded a prize of $500.
- If no essay of a satisfactory standard is received, the prize may not be awarded.
- Alternatively, only one prize may be awarded.
Essays to be submitted to either the Dean of Theological Studies, Trinity College or the Dean of the Anglican Institute, Ridley College at firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.