Children & Communion

Admitting Children to Holy Communion before Confirmation

This subject is concerned with children, their role as part of the church, their nurture and place in the worshipping congregation. Specifically, it informs parishes on legislation, best practice, and provides help for a congregation that is exploring whether it will ask for the bishop’s permission for baptised children to be prepared to receive Holy Communion before Confirmation.

The Bishop's chaplain, Lindsay Llewellyn MacDuff, coordinates applications by parishes to admit children to Holy Communion before Confirmation. She, along with the other members of the Bishop's advisory group, are available to assist parishes in their applications and also to come and speak to parishes who are considering making an application.

The General Synod Regulations and official documents are available below. Pages 1407-1410 are designed to provide the PCC, parents, children’s leaders, and the congregation with user-friendly information and suggested further reading before attending any meetings.

Word iCon 1401 Introduction

PDF 1402 Bishops Direction 2014

Word iCon 1403 Best Practice

Word iCon 1404 Application

Word iCon 1405 Re-Application form for parishes

Word iCon 1406 Sample PCC resolution

Word iCon 1407 Background notes

Word iCon 1408 Preparing your parish paper

Word iCon 1409 Including children in the Eucharist paper

Word iCon 1410 Suggested Resources

PDF 1411 Regulations

PDF A Rite of Presentation

PDF C&HC - Parishes with permission as of 2019

If you need any further information please contact Bishopscourt on 01634 842721.

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