An Alternative Form of the Calendar and Occasional Offices of the Church Set forth by Authority for Use in the Church of the Province of South Africa Where Allowed by the Bishop.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1946.

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The Calendar
Tables and Rules
The Ministration of Publick Baptism of Infants
The Ministration of Private Baptism of Children
The Form of Reception into the Congregation
Form of admitting Catechumens
The Ministration of Baptism for those of Riper Years
The Order of Confirmation
A Form of Confession and Absolution
The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony
The Blessing of Civil Marriage
The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth
The Ministry to the Sick
The Order for the Burial of the Dead
At the Burial of a Baptized Infant


Form of Service at the Burial of an unbaptized Infant
Form of Service for the Burial of Persons in whose case the Prayer Book Service ought not to be used

Historical introduction

This book of services supplemental to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer was first issued in 1930 in the Church of the Province of South Africa. Like the 1914 Special Forms of Service Sanctioned for Use in the Church of the Province of New Zealand and the American Book of Offices, it included additional forms for pastoral occasions—especially related to baptism, marriages, and funerals—not included in the BCP. SPCK published fresh editions in 1930, 1939, and 1946.

The Calendar also included a significantly enriched number of Anglican and specifically African commemorations not in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer: William Laud, George Herbert, Thomas Ken, John Keble, William Law, George Augustus Selwyn, the Martyrs of Uganda, Bernard Mizeki, William Wilberforce, Robert Gray, John Coleridge Patteson, Lancelot Andrewes, Henry Martyn, Alfred the Great, James Hannington, Charles Simeon, and Nicholas Ferrar.

This edition is not listed in David Griffiths's Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 (London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002).

It was digitized in May 2015 by Richard Mammana from a personal copy.