Holy Communion at Croydon

Holy Communion is one of the sacraments of the Christian Church. A¬†practice that remembers a special meal that Jesus shared with his friends and followers. Through Holy Communion we celebrate the presence of Jesus with us, and his life, death and resurrection. In the words sometimes said during our Holy Communion Service, “All those who love the Lord a little and would like to love him more are welcome.” We hope that you will feel welcome in this special time.

If you have been to Holy Communion in another churches, you may discover that we do some things differently here, there are many different ways to share communion. In our congregation, various ways of serving communion are used, and the particular method used will be explained as part of the worship service.

The three main methods used are:
Coming Forward – where people are directed up in groups, stand around the table and are served first the bread (gluten-free is available), followed by the wine (non-alcoholic grape juice). If you are unable to come to the front, you will be served in your seat. One advantage of this method is that it reminds us that we are called to come and gather at the table of the Lord.
Serving in the pews (seats) – you are served in your seats, firstly the bread (gluten-free is available), followed by the wine (non-alcoholic grape juice). One advantage of this method is that reminds us that we all gather together to celebrate this special meal.
Intinction – People process to the front, take a piece of bread (pita bread), and dip it in the wine (non-alcoholic grape juice), then eat. One advantage of this method is that it combines the elements (the bread and wine) and reminds us of their unity in this special meal. (Gluten-free bread and a separate cup to ensure no cross-contamination are available).

As is Uniting Church policy, children are very welcome to participate in Holy Communion, and it is our practice at Croydon Uniting for the children involved with Sunday STEPS (our Sunday morning Christian Education program for children) to return to worship to participate in Holy Communion with their families. Also, one Sunday a year the children and young people are involved in serving Holy Communion – an occasion they take very seriously and responsibly – anticipating and enjoying the opportunity to serve others in this special way.

Contact Us

Croydon UCA (Uniting Church in Australia)
Cnr Croydon Rd and Tallent St
Croydon 3136
Melways Ref 50 J2

 

Postal address:

6 Tallent St Croydon 3136

 

Church office:

Ph/Fax: 9723 5103
e-mail: office@croydon.unitingchurch.org.au
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mornings
10:00am-1:00pm