At Emmanuel we welcome baptised children of any age from Christian families to eat the bread and drink the wine of the Lord's Supper, provided that their parents are happy for them to do so. Though this practice - sometimes known as paedocommunion - was nearly universal for the first eleven centuries of the church (I kid you not), and though it is still practiced among (almost?) all Eastern Orthodox churches as well as an increasing number of Anglican, Presbyterian, and other Reformed and evangelical churches, it is still not (yet) widespread among British and American Protestant churches.
So in Sunday's sermon and Forum (our interactive discussion after coffee following the service) I'm going to be talking about why we do what we do at Emmanuel, why it matters, what we can learn from the issues involved, and so on. The recordings will be available here early next week, Lord willing.