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ST MICHAEL & All ANGELS CHURCH

(Church of England)

St Michael's Green, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2BN

 

 

CHILDREN AND HOLY COMMUNION

In November 1996, after many years of debates, reports and experimentation, the General Synod of the Church of England accepted the House of Bishops’ Guidelines on the Admission of Baptized Persons to Holy Communion before Confirmation – which of course included children.

In February 2006, The General Synod formally approved the Children and Holy Communion Regulations, which supersede these Guidelines. The Regulations come into force on 15 June 2006, the Feast of Corpus Christi.

For many parishes, the traditional pattern of baptism, confirmation and first communion remains the norm, but the numbers who admit children after baptism are growing.

In St Michaels, children who have been part of the church and who would like to receive communion on Sundays with the adults are invited to a series of meetings with the vicar and other children to discuss what this means to them.   Please contact our Vicar, The Reverend Camilla Walton, if you would like more information email

Click here to read the Report of the General Synod of the Church of England (from the Diocese of Oxford website)