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Can methodists take communion at a church of England?

Discussion in 'Methodist DIR' started by jazzbunny2015, May 14, 2015.

  1. jazzbunny2015

    jazzbunny2015 New Member

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    Hi, I am a Methodist and I have never been to church and I was wondering if I could start going to St Peters church of England and take communion without becoming a covert thanks.
     
  2. GoodbyeDave

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    You need to have been confirmed to receive communion in both the Methodist and Anglican churches. If you were just baptised into the Methodists and never confirmed, then you'd need to get that sorted. If you were confirmed by the Methodists, that's accepted by the Anglicans.
     
  3. Rival

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    What? I've taken Communion many times in both Churches and I was never confirmed nor even Christened.
     
  4. GoodbyeDave

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    And did you tell the priest that? We're talking about a sacrament which is for those who are in full communion with the Church. It may be acceptable for non-Christians to take a full part in Baptist or Presbyterian worship -- I couldn't say -- but in the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican churches it's against the rules for meaningful theological reasons.
     
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    What Priest? Do you mean the Vicar/Reverend? No, he already knew. I was a Christian at the time, of course. I don't just randomly go to Church to get some Holy Supper ;) I've taken Holy Communion at an Anglican, Methodist, and a non-denom Church in my time, several times. No-one ever batted an eyelid over the fact that I hadn't been confirmed.
     
  6. GoodbyeDave

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    A quick search on the internet reveals that the Anglicans now allow Communion to all baptised Christians, but this is new -- see
    The Christian Faith: Ch 56- Confirmation
    Naturally, I don't keep up-to-date on Christian practices!
     
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    I realize that this is the Methodist DIR but this is turning out to include Anglicans and Catholics, so I hope I'm permitted to make a comment here: I've visited two different Anglican churches, one when I was still Pentecostal Christian and the other after I became more open. In both I was allowed to take part in communion and the reverend/vicar said nothing. However, when I visited a Catholic Church and communion was served it was expressly announced that only Catholics and right standing Catholics were allowed to partake. The Methodist church I once visited sadly did not serve communion on that day so I can't comment on them
     
  8. Bradpaisley94

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    I'm just about to become a Methodist officially, but we dont have any Methodist churches in my city (or country for that matter), but we do have an Anglican church, they said I could take communion and worship with them, so that is good, what are the differences between the churches exactly?
     
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    Yes, generally Episcopal churches have open communion.
     
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