• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

I have chosen to compare a Church of England and a Baptist church.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

AO1 I have chosen to compare a Church of England and a Baptist church. A dominant feature of the Church of England is the Altar. It is dressed with fancy cloths and is adorned with candles. It faces East towards the rising sun and Jerusalem. This is because they see Jesus as the light of the world. At the time of Jesus, the Altar was used for sacrifices. Jesus died in Jerusalem for his people, which Christians see as the ultimate sacrifice. The Altar is used in Holy Communion, where the congregation receives bread and wine. ...read more.

Middle

Holy Communion is only celebrated once or twice a month here. The communion table has a central position, usually in front of the pulpit. It is called the communion table because these traditions stress the idea of communion as a shared meal - shared with one's fellow Christians bonding them with Jesus himself. The wine is distributed in separate glasses . The Baptist church doesn't believe that God should be a mystery that is detached from us. They emphasize that God is all around and close to the congregation. Another feature of the Church of England is the Font. ...read more.

Conclusion

Parents and godparents of the infant promise to raise it in the Christian faith. The most important feature of the Baptist church is the Baptistery. It is a small pool half-filled with water that is used in the Believer's Baptism. The Baptist church only allows people who are old enough to know that they believe in God to be baptised, but sometimes they give certificates to infants. The believers are immersed in the water and their sin is 'washed away'. They emerge as a new person who has accepted God into their life. Baptists recognise that Jesus was baptised as an adult. The baptistery is found at the front of the church, behind the pulpit. Word Count - 440 Ashley Hazlehurst 11M ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Places of Worship section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Places of Worship essays

  1. The Power And The Glory (1939) Compare and Contrast the Priest and the Lieutenant.

    This is all part of heaven.' Unlike some other characters in the play, the priest has a strong sense of humor, and is constantly giggling. This could be due to the amount of alcohol that he drinks, or simply that he has a sense of humor: 'Then suddenly he giggled like a child: this was human dignity disputing with a bitch over a bone.'

  2. Describe the layout, design and contents of a Church of England (Anglican) Church.

    People might clap their hands or wave their arms in worship. An individual worships in the way he or she wants which might include kneeling quietly or dancing. This worship is often lively with a band playing music including electric guitars and drums.

  1. The different ways some objects are used differently in either type of worship. The ...

    changed enormously since these teachings were introduced in the early 13th century. And as a result of the old teachings being used and younger people thinking that church is boring less and less people are attending church sermons early on Sunday mornings so that they can 'sleep-in'.

  2. Homosexuality and the Church.

    This is the question being asked, answers are therefore expected to be provided at the end of the research. Consequently, the research commenced with the search for the relevant sources, which would provide detailed information about the trend of events over the highly controversial topic.

  1. Holy Communion

    The old covenant was with one nation, the new covenant is for all nations. The celebration meal of the new covenant is the Eucharist, at which Christians eat bread and drink wine as Jesus did at the Last Supper.

  2. St Germans Church in Cornwall

    We can tell that the porch was made by the Normans because it's rounded and the Normans where the only people to Make rounded porches. It is Chevron pattern which does show it is Norman, also we can say it is Norman because of the 7 orders of embellishment.

  1. First Church Kimberley Baptist

    The is a bar like rest area for the mothers up stairs alcohol is not served in the bar as they say it causes a lot of problems and there would be young kids around which wouldn't be a good idea to encourage them to drink alcohol.

  2. Holy Communion.

    Holy Communion is considered to be an act of worship to God. The word worship comes from Anglo Saxon, 'to ascribe worth'. In other words this means to say something has great worth. In society today, the human race worships many people as someone to look up to.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work