Breaking of Bread

Remembering the Lord Jesus

The Breaking of Bread service is often given other names such as Holy Communion, the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper. It is based on the description of the Last Supper which Jesus had with His disciples in the upper room on the day before His death. This supper was only attended by Jesus and His closest followers and He asked them to repeat this feast until He comes again to the earth. Our Breaking of Bread service takes place every Sunday morning from 9.30am, and those who love and follow Jesus obey Him in taking bread and wine which symbolises His body that was broken and His blood that was shed on the cross.

This service is primarily for Christians. Visitors are most welcome to come and see how Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. The service usually lasts about 60 minutes and is made up of a series of contributions from members of the church. These could be a prayer or a hymn or a reading from the Bible. The theme is generally some aspect of the person or work of Jesus Christ, as it is He who is being remembered. After about 45 minutes one of those present will break bread and pass it round the congregation. A few minutes later a cup of wine will be passed round. To Christians this is the most important meeting of the week and Christians make every effort to attend.

If you want to find out more about this service why not read the relevant passages which can all be found in the New Testament: