Good afternoon all. Question: is it unusual, or even against Good order for a church service of communion to forsake the absolution following confession? I this morning visited my local church which is evangelical is order but CofE anglican. I usually go to their Wednesday BCP service which is spot on amd ordered as per the liturgy in the BCP. Today's service however was led by a lay minister whilst the vicar sat in the pews only delivering the eucharistic formula and a sermon. The lay minister lead the general confession and to my utter disappointment this was not followed by general absolution from the vicar...I spent the whole service now pondering whether or not to take communion. What are everyone's thoughts on this? Am I simply being a snobby high churchman? God bless. David.