On the first Sunday of the month at 10.30am in West Clandon we have our All Age Eucharist. As the name suggests, the service is appropriate for all age groups, from the old to the very young. It lasts about 40 minutes and consists of readings, prayers, songs, and a celebration of the Eucharist.
The Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or the Mass), is the meal which Jesus gave to the church as the way in which we could remember him, experience his presence, and be nourished with his life.
Put simply, the Eucharist is the centre of the Christian life because it is the place where we meet with Jesus. It is the summit of the church’s worship. But it isn’t something which should be reserved for the super spiritual, the ultra committed, or for grown ups. The Eucharist is the family meal, in which children and adults share together.
As churches we want our children to receive the best we can possibly give them (what community wouldn’t want this for their children?). Our All Age Eucharist is the way in which our church helps our children experience the beauty of the Eucharist, to grow in their understanding of it, and to play an active role within the Eucharist (younger members of the congregation often lead the readings and prayers)
If you want to have a better idea of what happens at an All Age Eucharist why not watch one of the services, or click below if you have any questions (there are no silly questions!) or to find out more.
If are interested in coming to our All Age Eucharist but you or your child have never received Holy Communion before, please don’t worry! Just get in touch and we can talk things through. Or you can click here to find out about your child receiving their first Holy Communion.