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Vicar bans communion wine

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:11 PM

The Reverend Paul Filmer said he didn't want the 'four or five' addicts who attend his church to feel isolated during his services.

He took the unorthodox step for the first time last Sunday, using grape juice instead of red wine for everyone.

He decided against using separate wine and non-wine chalices because he wanted everyone in his 70-strong congregation to feel together.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

Sounds fair...

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

And there goes the only reason I had for going to church in the first place.

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