The Rosary, says Martin Thornton, is a devotion meant to unite the Roman Catholic church - pope to peasant. Although its origins are unclear it is thought to have been an imitation of the daily offices created for those laypeople who wished to imitate the practice of the monks.
But Thornton argues that, although Anglicans may pray the Rosary, it will only be a private practice for them. Our unitive prayer is the twofold office. The Rosary must not be used as a substitute for it.