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Rights and Permissions: BCP

The Book of Common Prayer 

Rights in The Book of Common Prayer are vested in the Crown and administered by the Crown’s patentee, Cambridge University Press. 

The reproduction by any means of the text of The Book of Common Prayer is permitted to a maximum of five hundred (500) words for liturgical and non-commercial educational use, subject to the following acknowledgement being included: 

Extracts from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown, are reproduced by permission of the Crown's patentee, Cambridge University Press  

When quotations from the BCP text are used in materials not being made available for sale, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, presentation materials, or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required but BCP 1662 must appear at the end of the quotation.

Rights or permission requests (including but not limited to reproduction in commercial publications) that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to the Permissions Department, Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK ( and approved in writing.

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