Friday, 24 July 2009

Swine Flu and Spam

All my work on trying to produce guidelines for the Eucharist has now been superceded by the issuing of advice from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York - and firmed up in our own diocese by the Bishop of Durham. Holy Communion is to be in one kind, though the President at the Eucharist may choose to intinct the consecrated wafers before the distribution.

Lots of e-mails on the subject have been landing in my Inbox throughout the day - appropriately many of them are being marked in the subject line with the question, "Is this spam?" Almost...

1 comment:

Peter Kirk said...

No, Martin, your work has not been superseded. The Archbishops and your Bishop have no authority to issue advice which contradicts the Thirty-Nine Articles, which, as I demonstrated on my blog, this advice does. So back to the drawing board, following the instructions not of panicking prelates but of the official formularies of the Church of England.