Guidance from the Diocese to the new Church of England advice that the priest should now:
- Offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants i.e. the consecrated bread/wafer/host, with the priest alone taking the wine;
- suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace;
- suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or ‘laying on of hands’.
In light of this we will be following this advice at St Barnabas