Traditionally young people were only permitted to receive communion once they had been confirmed at around the age of 13. On the one hand we feel as a Parish that that is too soon to be confirmed (which should be a more adult affirmation of Christian belief), and on the other hand too late to be admitted to receive communion (which younger children can adequately understand). So, as many Church of England parishes now do, we prepare children in Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 years of age) to be admitted to receive communion.
The parish runs this course over 4 weeks in January/February each year, with details being announced in December in both the weekly newsletter and on both All Saints’ and St Mary’s Church websites. See What’s On.