The Sarum Rite (more properly called the Use of Salisbury) was a variant of the Roman Rite widely used for the ordering of Christian public worship, including the Mass and the Divine Office. It was established by Saint Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury in the 11th Century and was originally the local form used in the Cathedral and Diocese of Salisbury; it later became prevalent throughout southern England and came to be used throughout most of England, Wales, Ireland and later Scotland until the reign of Queen Mary. Although abandoned after the 16th century, it was also a notable influence on the pattern of Anglican liturgy represented in the Book of Common Prayer. Occasional interest in and attempts at restoration of the liturgy by Anglicans and Roman Catholics have not produced a general revival, however.

There was a suggestion that the Sarum Rite be used in the reburial service of Richard III as it was the form he would have been familiar with, but other forms of service were adopted - see [1].

More information on the Wikipedia page [2]

This rite would have been used for many of the persons of this wiki in the British Isles.

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