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St. Mary Magdalene Bolney

■ Eucharist

Our regular act of worship is the Eucharist.

In it we recall the last meal of Christ with his friends in the Upper Room and we recognise Him in the breaking of the bread.

It is a celebration that in the Eucharist, Christ is truly present to us now, and a promise of the glory that will be ours when the whole universe is made complete in him.
 
The service falls into four major sections:

  • The Gathering in which we come together as God’s people and prepare in penitence and joy to receive Christ in Word and Sacrament.
  • The Liturgy of the Word in which we listen to the words of Scripture (culminating in the reading of the Gospel), explore the faith through the sermon and the Creed, and bring our prayers to God.
  • The Liturgy of the Sacrament in which bread and wine are blessed in remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection, linking his sacrifice on the cross with our offering of prayer and praise, and transforming the elements of bread and wine into our spiritual food - food we are invited to share in Holy Communion.
  • The Dismissal in which we are sent out to be the Body of Christ in the world.