Children and Holy Communion

At the altar rails each week or in procession, many in our Church are able to receive Holy Communion. At the same time the children of the parish, baptised into Christ but still growing in their faith, also approach and what we offer them is a quick blessing .

Sometimes the children say “Give me some”, parents respond saying “you are not ready for this yet”, or they break off a small piece of the host and feed their child themselves. It seems so natural to see a parent feeding their child, and continuing to live the baptism promise to bring up their child in the “practice of the faith”.

We wish to continue to encourage children and young families to feel welcome.  Following our successful course in the Summer for older children, we are running a course for children in school years 3 to 5 (ages 7-9) beginning in September.   Older children and adults can be prepared separately.

Our Course has three elements, Sunday worship, classes and activities for children, and support for parents.  Download the full programme here.

Parents need to register their children as soon as possible so that we can obtain the course materials. Our parish and family celebration of “First Holy Communion” will be on Sunday 7th July 2019.

Sign up from Sunday 9th September.  Register your interest by emailing