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 every two weeks. The group take their first communion at a memorable service where the whole congregation welcomes them, usually around May. Catechism classes to prepare for First Holy Communion will start in the autumn.
If you would like to sign up for the next communion preparation group, fill in the form below.