In the Episcopal tradition, we make a public and corporate confession of sin each time we celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Sometimes people desire and situations warrant making an explicit, private confession of sins to a priest. Please contact a member of the clergy directly to schedule this sacrament.
Conversations held during a declared confession of sins are confidential. To insure that confidentiality, be sure to inform clergy that a particular conversation constitutes a confession. When the penitent has confessed all serious sins troubling the conscience and has given evidence of due contrition, the priest gives such counsel and encouragement as are needed and pronounces absolution. Before giving absolution, the priest may assign to the penitent a psalm, prayer, or hymn to be said, or something to be done, as a sign of penitence and act of thanksgiving. BCP Page 447