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Holy Communion 

Each Saturday, 11am-12.30pm at our car park. 

Perhaps no other event in our Church life peels back the veil between heaven and earth like Holy Communion.

Our Church family in heaven is in wonder about the death of Jesus, singing loudly “worthy is the Lamb who was slain” (Revelation 5v9-12), and our Church family on earth is to always “lift the death of Jesus up” and “remember his death” (John 12; 1 Corinthians 11).

The Church in heaven draws especially close and surrounds the Church on earth when it is focussed on the sacrifice of Jesus. They come to us and we come to them (Hebrews 12v1-3; 22-24). Whenever Jesus comes to us, He comes with all His saints, all those who now share in His heavenly glory. When we eat His body and drink His blood in the Sacrament, our loved ones who have fallen asleep in Him are there with us at the feast.

Our Lord, at a Passover meal, on the night before he died, instituted the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, commemorating his death, and celebrating the Church's covenant relationship with Him through his death.

There are several names for this Sacrament, taken from Scripture:

  • The Lord's Supper - 1Cor 11v20
  • The Table of the Lord - 1Cor 10v21
  • Communion - 1Cor 10v16,17
  • The Breaking of Bread - Matt 26v26,27; Acts 2v42
  • The Eucharist (Thanksgiving) Matt 26v26,27

Christ chose the Passover meal as the context for the institution of this Sacrament, "while they were eating, he took bread..." incorporating the very elements of the Old Testament Sacrament of the Passover meal. In the Old Testament, sacrifices were often accompanied with sacrificial meals. The sacrificial meal was very much a part of the spiritual life of the Ancient Church. They were expressive of the fact that, on the basis of the offered and accepted sacrifice, God received His people as guests in his house, and united with them in joyful communion.

We invite you to worship the living God by coming to his table to remember the Sacrificial Lamb Jesus, slain for sinners. We invite you to confess and turn from sin, make your faith about Jesus and what He has done for Church, and to eat the flesh and drink the blood of God himself, which was poured out for sinners. Nothing short of this can deal with the problem of sin and death.

Click the picture to see a short video showing what our Holy Communion Service looks like: