Online Symposium

Lost in Cyberspace:
The Church at Prayer


Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2021


The Society for Liturgical Study will be holding an online symposium this year to explore the theme: ‘Lost in Cyberspace: The Church at Prayer’.  This will be held on: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2021. We intend to publish the papers delivered in a special double issue of Anaphora.

 The conference fee will be £10  - please book through the registration page button below.

If you have any questions about the conference or registration please email



Call for Papers


Proposals for papers of twenty minutes length (plus ten minutes for questions) are invited. We particularly welcome papers which engage critically with the experience of online worship during the Covid-19 pandemic and at other times. Contributions might include reflections on ecclesiology, theology, embodiment, language etc. Papers on other topics related to worship and liturgy are also very welcome. We actively encourage papers from early career researchers.


Please email your paper proposal (title and brief indication of the intended content, e.g. a short abstract of 100 to 300 words) to


               by 1 June 2021. 



We will notify applicants as to whether their papers have been accepted as soon as we can (and by the end of June at the latest).


We will hold a full in-person conference in 2022 (Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August 2022). In the meantime, we look forward to receiving your paper proposals for our 2021 online event.


This comes with my best wishes to you all,


Peter McGrail, Chair

Previous Conferences

The Society meets every two years and alongside the programme of speakers and presentations there were times of worship and much discussion over meals, walks and evening drinks.


Titles of the papers given at the last few conferences are available here: