When a loved one dies your local church can be a source of support. Clergy from the team conduct funeral services, Thanksgivings and memorial services in the church or at the local crematorium.
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Preparation for Holy Communion
At Christ Church we offer children the chance to prepare to receive communion from Year 3. In their preparation classes they will learn more about Jesus, his teaching, his last supper with his disciples, and his death and resurrection.
Many people remember that in the past they had to wait until they were confirmed to receive communion. The present practice of admitting children to communion at a younger age reminds us that children are fully members of the church through baptism, and are just as capable of making a faithful and sincere response to God’s love as adults.
Our preparation course runs each Autumn for six sessions. If you would be interested in joining one of these classes please speak to a member of the clergy.
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which we affirm our faith for ourselves. It is the point of baptism for those not yet baptised and for those not already admitted to communion. Confirmation is the step that the church asks us to take to become full communicant members.
In Confirmation God assures us of his love and gives to us the gifts of the Holy Spirit to strengthen us to do his will, and we answer Jesus’ call to discipleship and promise to follow him for the rest of our lives. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop.