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Further resources for use in parishes and deaneries

Angela Brymer

Children & Youth Adviser


Communion before Confirmation

In 2006 General Synod agreed to make it possible for parishes to admit baptised and suitably-prepared children to take communion if they want to. Archbishop Sentamu gave his approval in 2007 for parishes in this diocese to apply for permission to do so.

How this is done is laid out in the guidelines you can download below and it is quite straightforward, so don’t be afraid. Your PCC must decide whether or not it wishes children to be allowed to receive communion before they are confirmed (but this decision must follow a process of asking what people in your church want – including the children).

If the PCC decides to go ahead it is then up to individual children, with their parents’ agreement, to decide if they want to receive communion after they have been prepared.

Supporting Children and Young People through loss and bereavement

Resources and guidelines for churches and schools working with children and young people who have or are experiencing loss and bereavement.

Advice, guidelines and Resources

PDF / 465 KB

Resources to help those supporting children and young people experiencing loss and bereavement – including specific reference to the Coronavirus pandemic

Faith at Home

Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people.

It is aimed at linking schools, parishes and households.

Other Resources

Active Prayer

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Guidelines for an active prayer appropriate for use with all ages, that can facilitate silence and stillness