Introduction to the Eucharist

Our main Sunday Service is the Eucharist, otherwise known as the Holy Communion.  It is a service where we give thanks and at which we remember the last supper where Jesus shared a final meal with his disciples.

The service follows a pattern developed by the Church of England over the centuries, but in modern language. You will be able to follow the service easily in the booklet you are given. The Bible readings are printed in the notice sheet. If you would like to see the readings,  read or lead the prayers, please click here.

Welcome and greeting

We are welcomed to the service by the Celebrant

Prayers of penitence and absolution

We say sorry to God and receive a promise of forgiveness

Collect

A special prayer following the them of the day

Readings from the Old Testament, letters of St Paul and a reading from one of the four Gospels

These readings follow the theme of the day

Sermon

 Applying the bible readings to our daily lives.

Prayers

We pray for the church and the world and we thank God for his goodness to us.

Peace

We share the peace of Christ with our nieghbours.

Giving thanks for the bread and wine

We remember the last supper and the bread and wine are   made holy in thanksgiving of Jesus’s love for our world.

Receiving the bread and wine

We receive the bread and wine.

Prayers of thanksgiving

We thank God for his gifts, and learn what the Sunday School have been doing.

Blessing and sending out

We receive a blessing and are sent out into the world.

 


Services
Webpage icon 8am Sunday Service of Holy Communion
Webpage icon List of Readers and Prayers for 10am Sunday Worship
Webpage icon Sunday Evening Worship
Webpage icon The Church Year
Webpage icon Weekly Pattern of Services
Webpage icon Worship at St Peter and St Paul