Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of the Church in Wales
At the end of last month, the bishops of the Church in Wales issued a Pastoral Letter (along with guidance notes) concerning Admission to Holy Communion. This announced a new 'policy' which means that anyone who has been baptised will be able to receive Holy Communion in church, regardless of whether they have previously been Confirmed. It will come into effect on the First Sunday of Advent (27 November 2016): just two months after the Letter was issued.
The bishops recognise that both clergy and laity may find this change to be a 'real challenge' and urge that it should be "discussed as widely and carefully as possible."
We hope that members will read the Pastoral Letter (available below) along with the supporting papers issued with it: all of which are available (in both English and Welsh) from the Church in Wales website here:
Admission to Holy Communion
16 October 2016