Messy Church

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Confirmation

I was really chuffed to be invited to have a conversation with the Church of England Liturgical Commission about liturgy in Messy Church. As you know, we have interesting issues around the prescribed wording in the Anglican Church for use in services like Holy Communion, Baptism or Confirmation at Messy Churches. The conversation was a really useful and positive one, with a great amount of appreciation of what Messy Church is doing and the way it's doing it.

Can any Anglicans help?

I'm compiling data about Anglican liturgy in Messy Church and would be very grateful to hear of any examples of bishops who have used Common Worship in a Messy Church context: baptism, confirmation or communion in particular.

Some people ask if people are becoming Christians through Messy Church, or whether they really become members of the church through it. Here's one answer from an Anglican church in the Diocese of Derby. Lots to give thanks for, lots to ponder.

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