Young Eucharistic Assistants in Compstall

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undefinedParishioners at St Paul's, Compstall, have just welcomed their newest and youngest Eucharistic Assistants. Amelia Yarwood (13) and Lily-Ann Ditcher (12) were installed and served at their first Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of Advent 2015.

They will now be serving regularly at the church’s family communion. Vicar the Revd Lynn Boyle is delighted that the PCC overwhelmingly supported the decision to appoint the girls as part of an increasing involvement of the young people of the church in the leading of worship.

As part of the Growth Action Plan process, the children at St Paul’s have been taking on roles as sidespeople, readers and intercessors, in recent times. They’ve also been taking up the collection and the elements for Holy Communion. A group of children, alongside their parents, have also formed a small but growing orchestra to accompany some of the singing at the family worship services.

The installation of the two youngest confirmed members of the church to the sacramental role of administering the chalice, has been wholeheartedly and enthusiastically received by the other members of the congregation.

Amelia and Lily-Ann are pictured above with the Vicar, Lynn Boyle