Eric Milner-White

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Eric Milner-White

Eric Milner-White was a British Anglican priest, academic, and decorated military chaplain. He was a founder of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, an Anglican dispersed community, and served as its Superior between 1923 and 1938. From 1941 to 1963, he was the Dean of York in the Church of England.

During his time at King’s College, Milner-White introduced the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. This was first broadcast in 1928 and has now become a major part of the BBC‘s Christmas schedule. (from Wikipedia.)

Eric Milner-White was a prolific writer and editor of prayers. Since some of his works are still under copyright, we have only a few of his prayers here. We also provide links to his works on other websites.

Out of Print, but Available as Searchable HTML

After the Third Collect – Prayers and Thanksgivings for use in Public Worship 1952 – Available in: HTML

Daily Prayer – Available in: HTML

Resources Still in Print

My God, My Glory – Available through

A Procession of Passion Prayers – Available through

A Cambridge Bede Book – Limited availablility through

Cambridge Offices and Orisons – Limited availability through

Bibliography at Project Canterbury

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2 thoughts on “Eric Milner-White”

  1. Dear Madam/Sir:

    I would appreciate your assistance to locate a copy of the prayer by Eric Milner-White, “The Communion of Saints”. I purchased his book, “My God, my Glory”, but the edition I was sent did not have that prayer in it. I first heard it on Choral Evensong, BBC radio 3, from Yorkminster Cathedral in the UK.

    Thank you kindly.

    Ms. M. E. Snyder


    1. There is a prayer at the end of this pdf (, which is a sermon in commemoration of Eric Milner-White. Also, prayer 59 in,

      These prayers…
      Eternal Father, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named: Unite us, as we worship thee here, with all who in far-off places are lifting up their hands and hearts to thee; that thy Church throughout the world, with the Church in heaven, may offer up one sacrifice of thanksgiving; to the praise and honour of thy holy Name.

      Grant, O Lord, that in the communion of saints, we may become true companions of them that have loved thee in this life, and with them keep thy commandments unto the end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

      …are found in Daily Prayer,

      That’s all I could find.


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