Holy Communion

Christians have shared together Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper) since the beginning of the church 2000 years ago.

At Holy Communion we share bread and wine together, as this is what Jesus told us to do:

The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread,
and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'
In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying,
'This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.'
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

alan at communion

Alan leads the congregation in prayer at a
10am Sunday Holy Communion service

Visitors to St Mary's are very welcome to recieve bread and wine at Communion. Alternatively you're welcome to recieve a blessing, in which the person giving out the bread will pray a short prayer of blessing for you.

recieving communion

Alan prays a prayer of blessing as people recieve Holy Communion
at a 10am Sunday morning service