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The Christian Church consists of many denominations - groups of Christians with a particular style of worship. For example, Baptists tend to have many services based on scripture and regard baptism of adults to be of prime importance. Catholics enjoy ornate ritual in worship. Pentecostals enjoy charismatic worship and concentrate on the gifts of the Holy Spirit - especially in speaking in 'tongues'.

However, ecumenical worship means worship in which two or more denominations worship together, like Anglicans and Methodists, or Pentecostals and Baptists. The service will reflect aspects of both traditions. Ecumenical worship can be particularly moving - especially if it is open to all denominations - as many attending worship together in an ecumenical service wuld never normally do so if they were confined to worship solely within their own denominations.

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