10:30 am, every Sunday: From Sunday 3rd October an All Age celebration of the Eucharist, with hymns and sermon. The Eucharist (also called ‘Holy Communion’, ‘The Lord’s Supper’ or ‘The Mass’) is the principal act of Christian worship.
The 10.30 am Eucharist is a celebration, which has been created to reflect the needs of all ages with hymns and a sermon. We have brought together the more traditional aspects of our former 9.30 am service and combined them with the family friendly aspects of our family service that used to take place before the pandemic at 11.30 am. This reflects our desire to create a single 'family of Christ' at St John in the Wilderness.
At the Eucharist we obey the command given to his disciples by Jesus at the Last Supper when he took bread and wine, thanked God, and gave it to his disciples saying ‘This is my body… This is my blood’, telling them to ‘Do this in remembrance of me’.
In the Eucharist we proclaim the Lord’s saving death and resurrection, we are assured of his living presence among us, and look forward to the coming of the kingdom and the heavenly banquet, of which the Eucharist is the foretaste.
It is a dignified, simple and friendly service that welcomes all ages to a weekly Sunday service.