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Communion at end of life - etiquette

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OddBoots Sat 20-Jun-15 07:48:21

My Grandma is entering her final few days and would like holy communion. We have arranged for the (CofE) vicar of the church she had been attending until 2 years ago to come to the nursing home (about 3 miles away from the church) this morning.

It is going to be a tricky time regardless but I don't wan to get it wrong. Should I be offering the vicar petrol money and/or any other expenses?

I could ask my own vicar the normal way of doing these things but I won't see him until Sunday.

MadauntofA Sat 20-Jun-15 07:51:34

You shouldn't need to offer "expenses" but a cup of tea and if you want to give something, a small donation for the church - the vicar won't be expecting anything, it is part of her job to take communion to her sick parishioners, and 3 miles isn't very far

MrsPresley Sat 20-Jun-15 07:53:00

I think a small donation for the church would be nice although I don't think s/he will be looking for anything.

Sorry to hear about your Grandma flowers

OddBoots Sat 20-Jun-15 08:32:15

Thank you both very much. I think I'll write a thank you card and pop a donation in it.

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