Saint Paul wrote: "The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?" (1 Corinthians 10:16). In every Eucharist, Jesus offers us his Body and Blood in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. Communion is a sign of Christ's love for us and a reminder of his death and resurrection, as well as his constant presence in the Church. Through Communion we are transformed into Christ's likeness.
Saint Paul also reminds us: "Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread" (1 Corinthians 10:17). Communion also builds the Church, which is the Body of Christ.
We run preparation classes for children aged 8 and over every year. You can sign up from May to August using this website. Classes begin in September and run weekly. The group take their first communion at a memorable service where the whole congregation welcomes them, usually around May.
If you would like to sign up for the next communion preparation group, fill in the form below.