Admission of Children to Holy Communion before Confirmation
All Saints has a policy of inviting children who have been baptised (christened) but not yet confirmed to receive communion.
Sometimes people ask what is the “right age” to start receiving communion but there is no correct age, we simply encourage you to chat about this with your child. 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. Read the full formal policy here
If the time seems right for your child to start receiving communion, please get in touch with us for more information. We run a few simple preparation sessions for children and their parents to attend.
For slightly older children – usually those in their teens – we encourage you to consider confirmation. Confirmation is an opportunity for a Christian to publicly affirm their faith in God and their membership of the Church. We run confirmation classes for adults and for young people. Do please get in touch with the clergy or parish office if you or your child are interested in being confirmed.