Communion Services at St Mark’s
“Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
Following our Lord’s command to “Do this in remembrance of me...” the Holy Communion or Eucharist is celebrated at Saint Mark’s Church every Sunday and at other notable festivals throughout the year.
Our Communion services use liturgy from Common Worship in contemporary language. Our early 8.30 a.m. services and weekday Wednesday morning services are said, so no hymns or singing at all.
The 10.00 a.m. Sung Communion uses a variety of traditional and modern hymns and other parts of the service are also sung.
All are welcome to partake in Holy Communion if it is your tradition to do so and you are baptized and Confirmed into the Christian faith. If you belong to the Methodist, Roman Catholic or another Christian denomination and you take communion in your own church, then you are welcome to do so here.
If you prefer to receive a blessing from the priest, then take a service or hymn book with you to the altar rail as a sign to the ministers. If you want to stay in your seat, that’s fine too.
If you are not sure whether to take communion or not have a word with the presiding minister.
We love to see children in church and they are always welcome. Don’t worry if little ones make a noise or want to wander around in the service, we’re used to that and it isn’t a problem. We have activity bags available for youngsters who want to amuse themselves while the service is going on.
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St Mark’s Parish Church
Enquiries regarding baptisms, weddings or other matters can be dealt with during the Parish Office hour each Monday between 6 and 7 p.m. in church (except Bank Holidays)