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In many cases I will present the certificate at the next Family Service after the baptism. However, if this is a long way off, or if you can’t make the third Sunday of the month, I will give you the certificate in the course of one of our communion services which we hold on the other Sundays in the month.

There are separate activities for the children in the first part of these services. We then all come together to celebrate God’s presence amongst us and his love shown towards us through the communion meal. This reminds us of:

*   the meals that Jesus shared with his
    friends, making all feel valued and

*  the miracle of the feeding of the five
    thousand and the way Jesus sustains us
    with the spiritual food we need on our
    journey through life;

*  the Passover Supper and Jesus’ death on
    the cross which has rescued us from all
   that is evil;

* the meals that Jesus shared with his
   disciples after his resurrection, with the
   assurance of life after death and the
   promise of his presence with us whenever
  we meet in his name;


* the heavenly banquet with all the saints
   that awaits us.

In the church’s tradition, receiving communion follows on from confirmation, and if you have not been confirmed already, I warmly encourage you to join the next Confirmation Group (we run a group each year). In the meantime you are invited to join other members of the Church Family to come to the front to receive a blessing.

There is one other aspect of the communion service that may need explaining. Halfway through the service we “share the peace.”

This is a symbolic gesture to express our support and care for other another, so we shake hands with the people next to us saying, “Peace be with you.” If you don’t know the names of the people next to you, it is a good opportunity to get to know them!

Then you can follow up this introduction by chatting over coffee after the service.


† First Thoughts About Baptism
† Initial Home Visit
† Act of Blessing and Thanksgiving
† Belonging to the Church Family
† Baptism Preparation Classes
† Godparents
† The Baptism Service
† Receiving the Baptism Certificate
† Communion Services
† Young Children and Church
† Nurturing Your Child's Faith at    Home
† Other questions

To contact us:
Phone: 01474 703819
Fax: 01474 704972
The Rectory
3 St John's Lane
Kent DA3 8ET

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