Following the death of Canon Brian Mayne in 2010 his important library of books, pamphlets and periodicals relating largely to liturgy, was presented to the RCB Library by his family.
The arrangements to transfer the collection from Downpatrick to Dublin were generously undertaken by the Revd Brian Cadden, a friend and colleague of Canon Mayne, and the books arrived in the RCB Library in 2014.
IIt had been agreed that the collection would be maintained as a discrete reference collection and so the materials were shelved together in the Library’s stack room where they can be readily consulted by readers, and a book plate was inserted in each item. The work of cataloguing the some 1,820 individual items was undertaken by Jennifer Murphy and details of all the books, pamphlets and periodicals are now available on the RCB Library’s on–line catalogue which can be accessed through the Church of Ireland website.
Canon Mayne was one of the Church of Ireland’s leading liturgists. A longstanding members of the Liturgical Advisory Committee, of which he was Honorary Secretary from 1989 to 1999, he was also editor of the Book of Common Prayer 2014.
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