The Mass is also known as the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion. It is the central act of worship that we celebrate together as church communities, and forms the root our all our life together. It is one of the sacraments of the Church, and so is one of the ways that God makes himself known to us.
At the Last Supper, Jesus told his disciples to share bread and wine together in order to remember him after he was no longer with them in the flesh. It is a command that we follow each Sunday, and several times during the week. We gather together to be sorry for the things we have done wrong, to listen to words from the Bible, and to pray that normal bread and wine becomes the body and blood of Jesus Christ. After receiving this gift, we are then sent back out into the world nourished to live our faith in the world.
If you normally receive communion, you are most welcome to do so when you join us, otherwise, when the time for receiving communion comes, you might like to come forward for a blessing. If you’re not sure, speak to one of the clergy. Don’t worry if you don’t know when to stand up or sit down. You’ll be given a sheet to help you, and just follow everyone else. It would be wonderful to see you with us. You can find out more about when we worship together here.