Church services centre on the Eucharist, the main service of worship.
The Eucharist, which is also called the Holy Communion, Mass, the
Lord's Supper or the Divine Liturgy, is a sacrament accepted by
almost all Christians.
The Eucharist is a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the final meal that
Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest, and eventual
crucifixion. At the meal Jesus ate bread and wine and instructed his
disciples to do the same in memory of him.
The prayers and readings in a Eucharistic service remind those taking part of that final meal and of the solemn words and actions of someone standing at the edge of death.
The people taking part drink a sip of wine and eat a tiny piece of some form of bread, both of which have been consecrated.
Different churches have different ways of doing this, and different ways of understanding what it means, and what spiritual events are happening at the time.
Our churches also do a range of other specific services as well as morning and evening prayers.
For details of services times at individual churches in the Deanery please look at our individual church pages here.
The church is also here to help you celebrate life's special ocassions and also at times of loss. For more information please click below.
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