Join us for this special service as we celebrate our Easter Communion Service online. Jonathan is leading and preaching, and Jessica Turner is leading our prayers.
Easter Day Communion 2020 from Parish of Cumnor on Vimeo.
There is also a Chlidren’s Talk available to watch online here.
A service sheet is available for download and the service is also available by telephone on 01865 920993. Please note there is a short delay on the phone before the audio plays.
Taking Communion Online
The Book of Common Prayer teaches us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves.
Making a Spiritual Communion is particularly fitting for those who cannot receive the sacrament at the great feasts of the Church, and it fulfils our duty set out in the church canons of receiving Holy Communion ‘regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Whitsun or Pentecost’ (Canon B 15).
The Church to which we belong is not defined by the walls of a building but by the Body of Christ in which we are united with one another. In taking communion spiritually, we join with Christians everywhere to be nourished by the one who tells us, ‘I am the Bread of Life’.