Holy Communion Services

HOLY COMMUNION

Some services include Holy Communion when the Minister blesses bread and wine (non-alcoholic) so that they become for us the body and blood of Jesus.

Just before he was crucified Jesus said whenever we meet together we can do this as a physical sign that we remember him. 

Marks Gospel in the Bible reads:

While they were eating, he (Jesus) took a loaf of bread,

and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them saying

“Take, this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them,

and all of them drank from it.

He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is

poured out for many”.

 

In the Methodist Church anyone can come forward in the service to receive this gift. If you do not want to receive the bread and wine you can still come forward with everyone else and receive a blessing from the minister.

We have gluten free wafers but if you have special dietary requirements please bring your own substitute for bread or wine and give it to the stewards. This will be put on the Communion Table to be blessed by the Minister so that you can receive it alongside everyone else.

Holy Communion Services are usually:

Second Sunday of the month                8.30 am

Third Sunday of the month                  10.30 am

                                                                                                             see our calendar for details of forthcoming services