‘Actual communicants’?

21 April 2017

Write, if you have any answers to the questions given below, or any questions that you would like answered


Your questions


The Church Representation Rules state that PCC members must be “actual communicants”. However, if a person who has attended worship most weeks for 40 years, regularly read the lesson, performed sidespersons’ duties, set up for communion and cleared up afterwards, is fully involved in the life of the church, but does not, through integrity, receive communion and is offering to serve as a PCC member, do we really have to refuse him or her?
J. D.


How can one continually, at all times and in all places, give thanks for all the unmerited blessings of one’s life, without also being consumed with guilt at the manifest unfairness of the world?
J. F.


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