Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance, is the rite in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.  

Worship includes a general confession, in which the people corporately confess their sins and receive absolution.

Private or particular confession, where individuals seek to do penance and receive forgiveness from God in the presence of a priest, is offered by this Church. 

The seal of the confession is morally absolute, but this sacrament should not be interpreted as allowing people to commit crime and confess their sins to a priest as if to avoid prosecution.  This idea is a misconception and is not practiced or allowed in this Church. 

Penitents who confess should be intent to amend their lives from the transgression confessed. 

The order for Confession is found in the Book of Common Prayer (1979) on page 447.

To request a private confession, contact the parish priest.