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To open up is the idea, not to dumb down

Angela Tilby

by Angela Tilby

Posted: 17 Jan 2014 @ 12:21

Infant-baptism services should reach out to families rather than set up barriers, argues Angela Tilby

THE baptism texts that are causing all the trouble have their origins in a motion put forward by the diocese of Liverpool to the General Synod, which was carried in February 2011. It called for some alternative texts to be provided for baptism "in accessible language".

The background was widespread discontent from members of the clergy using the Common Worship service, especially at babies' christenings. Many had come to dread the typical Sunday-afternoon baptism, when ...

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