Skip to main content



High Church Receptionist piety

From Eight Sermons Preached before the University of Cambridge at Great St Mary's (1831) by Hugh James Rose, associated with the Hackney Phalanx, examples of High Church Receptionist piety:

And oh! yet more than all, let each of us ask himself how he regards the blessed communion of his Master's Body and Blood? Does he look to it with awe indeed, but with hope and joy unspeakable, knowing that there he shall find the largest portion of the graces of the Spirit, in the assured hope of pardon, in new desires, new affections, new dispositions.

... does not the Church of Christ remind us in that solemn service of the blessed purposes for which it was ordained, and tell us that we who approach with faith to that high communion shall have our bodies made pure by our Lord's body and our soul washed with His most precious blood, that we shall evermore dwell in Him and He in us?

Sermon I

Once again, ere he departs, he desires to partake of that high communion of his Saviour's bod…

Latest posts

National Apostasy: the High Church response to 1827-1832

The 'real Presence' of High Church Receptionism

The "high and solemn office" of pronouncing the Absolution

Review: James David Smith 'The Eucharistic Doctrine of The Later Nonjurors: A Revisionist View of the Eighteenth-Century Usages Controversy'

A Tractarian on the Assumption

"Omitted in our kalendar": Cosin on why the Prayer Book does not observe the Assumption

Coherence, uniformity, conformity: the fruits of Laudian wisdom

No "new Communion": Laud's defence of the 1637 Scottish liturgy

Waterland the Receptionist and the 1549 invocation

Nathaniel Spinckes and the non-usage defence of 1662