Come to the feast

Re-reading Aidan Kavanagh’s Elements of Rite (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1982). Some lines had been marked at an earlier sitting...

  Below   : St . James’ Church of England, Whitehaven. One interesting feature of the liturgy in this Anglican parish is that communion is shared in “tables,” a Methodist tradition: so people come in groups to encircle the altar-table (there are no rails), and only when all in the circle have received do communicants leave the circle, being dismissed from the table together with a word of mission. Photos: Stephen Burns.

Below: St. James’ Church of England, Whitehaven. One interesting feature of the liturgy in this Anglican parish is that communion is shared in “tables,” a Methodist tradition: so people come in groups to encircle the altar-table (there are no rails), and only when all in the circle have received do communicants leave the circle, being dismissed from the table together with a word of mission. Photos: Stephen Burns.

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