Holy Communion in church
If you intend to come to this service, please read the attached safety notice first.
This is an up to date service of communion, also known as the Eucharist, which is at the heart of Christian worship. It is celebrated by Christians around the world as a memorial of the death and resurrection of Jesus, in response to his words at the final meal he shared with his disciples, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’
The community gathers, asks God’s forgiveness for its sins, listens to readings from the Bible including a reading from one of the Gospels. A sermon may be preached and the community prays together. Bread and wine are brought to the holy table (also called ‘the altar’), the priest prays the Eucharistic Prayer, and everyone says the Lord’s Prayer together. The community then receives the consecrated bread and would usually receive wine. During this period when the coronavirus is circulating, the wine will not be shared.
At the end of the service, the community is sent out into the world as a ‘living sacrifice’ to live and work to God’s praise and glory.
The service sheet can be found on the News and Notices page.