Holy Communion at Holy Trinity

11am on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month

General Introduction

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP; also known as the Prayer Book) is the traditional service book of the Church of England, and is central to its faith. It was compiled in the 16th Century by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. It was modified in 1662 following the restoration of the Monarchy after Cromwell. Here at Holy Trinity Church the Book of Common Prayer has been and continues to be loved for its wonderful language, dignified and memorable but always speaking to our human condition,. It is a prayer book that allows us to honour God and to be guided to live out our lives so that the will of God may always be clearly seen. It is the official doctrinal standard of the Church of England, as well as of most other Churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Introduction to Holy Communion

At Holy Trinity we like to use traditional texts from the Book of Common Prayer. Our Holy Communion service therefore reflect this tradition and is derived and refined from the Book of Common Prayer.

The Holy Communion service is at the very core of our Christian Faith. Its origins can be found in The Lord’s Supper, or Last Supper, which Jesus had with his Disciples the night that he was betrayed. There, he consecrated bread and wine, representing his body and blood which he sacrificed for us all, that our sins might be forgiven and that we might have eternal life.

Our participation at the Lord’s table at Holy Communion service remains a very special moment.