Archive for November 25th, 2008

Communion before Confirmation

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Godly Play - The Good Shepherd

After more than a year of reflection, prayer and teaching, the PCC have decided to begin the process of admitting people to communion before confirmation. The next stage in the process is for the PCC to draw up a policy in line with the Church of England’s guidelines and then submit it to the Bishop for approval. Once this has been done we will be able to begin preparing people to recieve communion. The rules are that people must be baptized and have undergone a preparation course. This opens up the possibility of children, who are perhaps too young to be confirmed (which in many ways is more of an adult commitment), to receive communion. There will be more to say about this as the process unfolds but I believe this both fitting and exciting.