Reconciliation used to be called Confession. The new name gives a better understanding of the meaning of the sacrament. The symbol of this sacrament is the laying on of hands together with the words of absolution. This action sacramentally makes real the loving forgiveness of the Father, and the penitent is reconciled with Him.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in the Abbey Church on Sundays from 9.00am till 9.30am; and on Thursdays at 2.00pm. Otherwise by appointment. Contact Fr Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01342 710313.