Holy Communion is one of only two sacraments recognised by The Church of Scotland. (The other is Baptism.)
Although Holy communion is one of the most common elements of worship across the Christain church it is also known by other names. For example, it could be called the Eucharist or the Liturgy even The Lord’s Supper depending on various church tradition.
The service helps us to recall and to celebrate Jesus last meal with his disciples before his death for us on the cross. Some people see this type of service as part of a regular journey where we are able to reflect on our own shortcomings whilst listening to what is being said during the relatively brief sermon.
Breaking and Sharing of Bread and Wine.
The second part of the holy communion service is the sharing of the bread and wine. Within the Church of Scotland after the bread has been blessed it is taken by elders of the church to the congregration present. Each person is then able to take for themselves a small piece of the bread.
The same procedure is then used for the wine.
We believe the Lord’s Table is open to all and it is down to individuals to make their own decision.
The service then finishes with a blessing for all of the congregation by the minister prior to our traditional three fold sung AMEN