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Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI)
With a religious publishing heritage dating back to 1918 and headquartered today in New York City, CPI is an official publisher of worship materials and resources for The Episcopal Church, plus a multi-faceted publisher and supplier to the broader ecumenical marketplace.
Our book publishing imprints include Church Publishing, Morehouse Publishing, and Seabury Books.
Additional CPI imprints and divisions include:
• Morehouse Church Supplies, provider of a variety of church supplies such as certificates, parish registers, lectionary bulletin inserts, calendars, and more.
• Morehouse Education Resources, which produces lectionary-based curriculum, programs for Episcopal children and middle-school youth, and other faith formation resources.
• Church Publishing Incorporated e-Products, offering online and downloadable ministry resources for worship planning, bulletin creation, and Sunday readings for your congregation.
CPI Imprints & Divisions
Church Publishing is our foundational imprint. Launched as the Church Hymnal Corporation, the original church publishing house was dedicated to publishing a single work, The Hymnal 1918, which remains in print to this day.
In the nearly 100 years since its first publication, Church Publishing has emerged as an important provider of liturgical and musical resources for The Episcopal Church, along with works on church leadership, pastoral care and Christian formation. With its growing portfolio of professional books and resources, Church Publishing is recognized as the official publisher for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Through the years, Church Publishing has consciously broadened its program, reach, and service to the church by publishing books for and about the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Morehouse Publishing was independently founded in 1884 and specializes in works for laity, "the people in the pews." Like Church Publishing, Morehouse serves The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, but the Morehouse program also reaches out to the broader Christian community with works designed to provide spiritual enrichment and practical guidance to people from all walks of faith. Morehouse seeks to expand and deepen the Church's ministry by publishing leading-edge titles in genres including faith and spirituality, women's issues, youth, and family.
Seabury Books is our "trade" imprint, targeting the retail book market at large. Seabury titles reflect the rich and diverse world of religious belief, thought, theory and application. Seabury Books publishes fresh, new works and classic titles for general readers, professionals, students, and scholars, from the viewpoints of many faith traditions. The Seabury Books imprint has become a progressive, ecumenical trade imprint, publishing a rich and diverse list of thought-provoking books in areas including theology, ethics, culture and society, Scripture, and homiletics.
Morehouse Church Supplies (MCS) provides a single-source solution for securing high quality church-related products in many categories. While the Episcopal Church is its largest customer group, MCS also caters to parishes, congregations, church schools, and professionals from many denominations.
Product lines include Episcopal gifts, jewelry, certificates, stationery, and others. Parish registers and forms are also in the product mix as well as items for individual and corporate worship and prayer, including lectionary bulletins, and annual planning calendars.
Morehouse Education Resources (MER) is the CPI division publishing exciting Christian formation and curriculum programs such as Living the Good News, Godly Play®, and Weaving God's Promises. Some MER programs are specific to The Episcopal Church (Weaving God's Promises) while others, like Godly Play®, are ecumenically focused.
Church Publishing Incorporated is also a provider of useful and relevant online and downloadable e-Products for use in worship planning and other ministries. Examples of these important resources include The Rite Stuff, ritebrain, ritesong, riteworship, and Preparing for Sunday.