Traditionally young people were only permitted to receive communion once they had been confirmed at around the age of 13. On the one hand we feel as a Parish that that is too soon to be confirmed (which should be a more adult affirmation of Christian belief), and on the other hand too late to be admitted to receive communion (which younger children can adequately understand). So, as many Church of England parishes now do, we prepare children in Key Stage 2 to be admitted to receive communion.
Preparation will consist of 5 sessions, the first of which will be on Sunday 11th December, at 4pm St Mary’s Church, an information and preparation session intended both for families whose children have decided to take the course, and for those who would like to know more.
The other sessions will be held at St Mary’s in the New Year on 8th, 15th, 22th and 29th January and the Service of Admission to Communion will be held on Sunday 5th February 2016, 4pm at All Saints, Putney.
Application Form click here:Registration form of children to Holy Communion