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Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

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Hymns, music, reading and prayers



There are many suitable hymns. Here is a small selection.

  • Abide with me
  • Guide me, O thou great Jehovah/Redeemer.
  • How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.
  • Jesus lives!
  • Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy.
  • O love that wilt not let me go.
  • Praise, my soul, the king of heaven.
  • The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
  • Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son.