All Saints will be running a preparation course for Admission to Holy Communion. Anyone in year 3 or above is welcome to join. The course will start after the Easter holidays on Wednesday 21 April, 5-6pm, on Zoom, and will run once a week for five weeks, ending with a rehearsal in church on Wednesday 19 May at 5pm.
The children will receive their first Holy Communion at a special service on Pentecost Sunday, 23 May, at 12pm midday.
For further information please speak to one of the Clergy or Julia Chittell, or email the parish office on firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill in the application form and return to the parish administrator (Jess Armstrong), All Saints Parish Office, Pryor’s Bank, Bishops Park, London SW6 3LA or email@example.com or put it in the Vicar’s Box in church.
Admission to Holy Communion
We run preparation classes for children aged 8–11 to be admitted to Holy Communion every year. At Pentecost (which usually falls in May), the group take their first communion at a memorable service.
Admission to First Communion is not the same as Confirmation, because the teaching focuses primarily on the significance of communion, rather than on other aspects of the Christian faith. Children who take communion at an early age are encouraged to think about being confirmed later, as teenagers or young adults.
Confirmation preparation takes place in the autumn, in anticipation of a service taken by the Bishop during November/December. There is no need to commit to confirmation until you are ready for it. If you simply want to brush up on your faith please feel free to join.
Please contact the parish administrator to enquire about the next preparation courses for admission to Holy Communion and Confirmation.