Holy Communion

We are a relatively traditional congregation at St. John’s and we usually include the celebration of Holy Communion within our main 10.00 Sunday service. The service will last longer than an hour and include hymn singing. The invitation to share in the body and blood of Christ in Remembrance of Him is extended to all those who are communicant members of any Trinitarian Church. If you are new to Church and are not sure what to do then please do come forward for a blessing. Please speak to the priest if you would like to join in by receiving the bread and wine and we will be delighted to arrange for you to join us.

We do not usually give communion to children under 10 years old because it is felt that people should understand what they are doing before receiving the bread and wine. Teaching is considered important for everyone. We do encourage children and non-communicant adults to come forward for a blessing and personal prayer opportunity.

BCP Communion – BCP stands for the Book of Common Prayer and the service of BCP communion uses the traditional words from the prayer book and in our church does not involve singing any hymns. A BCP service lasts just over half an hour. On a Wednesday the service is held in the St. John’s room and is entirely seated for the convenience of those who have mobility problems. This service is entirely accessible and suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

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