How to Receive Holy Eucharist
All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Come to the altar rail as the ushers direct and take the next available place. Our custom (at all services other than 9am) is to kneel at the rail, but you may stand if it is more comfortable. After receiving communion, please return to your pew. If you are unable to come to the altar rail, tell one of the ushers and a verger will bring communion to you.
Receiving the Bread and Wine
After receiving the bread, you may immediately consume it, or you may hold it and intinct (dip) it into the wine. To take the wine directly from the chalice, gently guide it to your lips.
Gluten-free hosts also are available
Please bring forward the yellow card found in your pew that indicates you would like gluten-free.
Receiving the Bread Alone
Receiving either the bread or wine alone is considered full communion.
Receiving a Blessing
If you or your children would prefer to receive a blessing rather than communion, simply come forward to the altar rail and cross your arms across your chest as a signal to the priest.
Stand, Sit, or Kneel?
It is our custom to stand, sit, or kneel at different parts of the service. Most of these postures are optional, but we find them useful in helping to worship with our bodies and not just our minds. According to the biblical Jewish and Christian traditions we stand to praise God and to pray, we sit in order to listen, we kneel when expressing penitence or devotion.
If you are ever in doubt about what to do or say during the liturgy refer to the rubrics (instructions in italics) in the red prayer books you can find in the pews.