noncommunicant

noncommunicant

(ˈnɒnkəˈmjuːnɪkənt) Christian Church
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) having not received communion
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who has not received communion

non•com•mu•ni•cant

(ˌnɒn kəˈmyu nɪ kənt)

n.
1. a person who is not a communicant; one who is not a church member entitled to take communion.
2. a person who does not communicate.
[1600–05]
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This is worth emphasizing because Margaret Thatcher, like most Methodists, had no theological differences with Anglicanism, into whose ranks she drifted after her marriage, albeit as a noncommunicant member.
4) Her parents, who both died in 1838, attended a Congregationalist church as noncommunicants, but her father, a lawyer, later joined the Unitarians.
diseases than noncommunicants," but remained steadfast in his resolve to convince the Christian population to use individual cups because "cleanliness is next to godliness" (15-18).