Admission to Communion

Admission of Children to Holy Communion before Confirmation

Notes for parents on preparation for admission of their child to Holy Communion

All Saints has a policy of inviting children who have been baptised (christened) but not yet confirmed to receive communion.

Each year we gather names for the next group of children who will start receiving communion.

Sometimes people ask what is the “right age” to start receiving communion. There is no answer which will suit every family’s circumstances.

Our policy says that children may be admitted when they and their parents, in discussion with the Rector or one of the other clergy, think they are ready.

If the time seems right for your child to start receiving communion, please get in touch with us as soon as possible for more information.

Preparation sessions

For children who have been attending church, there are two 20 minute preparation sessions, which parents are asked to attend with their children.

Once you and your child feel this the time is right for his or her admission to holy communion, your first step is to let us know.

If you have anything at all you’d like to discuss or questions to ask as you decide please get in touch.

Read the full formal policy here




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