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Couples, please don’t privatise the Peace

14 September 2012


From Pat Moore

Sir, - What is our intention when we share the Peace in church?

In several different churches, I have observed that, when the invitation is given, married couples often ignore those around them and embark on a lengthy embrace, only turning to offer a perfunctory handshake to others afterwards.

Could not they, and we, turn first to offer a welcome to those we do not see every day - perhaps to those we know less well, or even to the stranger?

2 Melford Close, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2AZ


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