Admission of Children to Communion at Christ Church

The Church of England systems have now changed to allow children of any age to receive bread and wine at Communion before they are Confirmed provided the child has been baptised & has received suitable preparation in church. 

Confirmation then remains the further important occasion at an older age when young people make their adult declarations of faith https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/confirmation

Whether a child receives communion is a personal decision for each family. Page 6 of the Admission Guidelines Booklet highlights that ' Children should not be admitted on the basis of parental aspiration alone, but for children who are under the age of 7 years the parents wishes will be considered'.

If you would like your child to receive Communion parents need to return the Parental Consent Form below  to Geoff by 19th June and ensure that their child attends at least 2 of the 3 preparation sessions at Junior Church 10:30am on Sunday 24th April, 8th May and 12th June and at lease 1 of the Muddy Church wider preparation sessions on May 15th and June 19th. 

Our first All Age Communion service will be here in church at 10:30 am on Sunday 3rd July. 

For full details please see the information below or have a word with Rev Sue. 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS(Please click on the links below to access the documents)

Parental Consent Form to be returned to Geoff by 19th June christchurchparbold.admn@gmail.com

Admission Guidelines Booklet

For resources to help you talk with your child at home:

See page 17 of the Admissions Guidelines Booklet above

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