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Live-streaming the eucharist twice on a Sunday

15 May 2020

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Since churches were locked, the only lay people who receive holy communion happen to live in clergy households. Our vicar is live-streaming two communion services every Sunday morning. . . Is it appropriate that the vicar’s wife should receive communion twice every Sunday morning, when the rest of the congregation will receive no communion for months?


Your answers: The question is not why the vicar’s wife is receiving communion twice on the same day, but why her husband feels the necessity to stream two holy communion services on a Sunday. If this is to pacify Prayer Book/Common Worship or High/Low congregations, then why not alternate the liturgies and ceremonial used? It can be quite refreshing to experience an unfamiliar lituryg/churchmanship when visiting a different church, so why not during this period of “lockdown”?

John Radford
Wimborne St Giles, Dorset


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