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                                                                  The Church and its worship
In the 20th century, there was a move in all mainstream churches to make Holy Communion the central act of worship each Sunday. The understanding of Communion changed, too – from a service taken by the priest with the congregation looking on, to a celebration in which all God’s people share together. To make this clear, many churches moved their altars (or put in new ones) to the front of the Nave, so that everyone could gather around it and be fully involved in what was happening.

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