All may, none must, some should…
At All Saints, The Confessional is available on request to the Parish Priest.
Within the Anglican Church, confession and absolution are usually seen as part of corporate worship, particularly at Mass. The form involves a call to repentance by the priest, a period of silent prayer and reflection, a form of confession said together by all present and then the pronouncement of God’s forgiveness by the priest accompanied by the sign of the cross.
However, private confession is also practised and is common within our Anglo-Catholic Tradition. Many people still engage in a discipline of making their confession before major Feasts or more generally throughout the year, every 6 weeks or so.
If you have never made your confession privately, and would like to talk through what this involves, please be in touch with Fr Richard, Fr Andrew or Fr Arthur.