"Ante-communion" is a funny technical way of discribing the service we engage in each Sunday on Zoom together. Celebrating the traditional service of Communion, as you'd be likely to find if you walked into any Anglican Church on a Sunday morning, we have the usual structure for our time together including:
- Gathering in God's Name
- Confession and Absolution
- The Ministry of the Word
- The Greeting of Peace
- The Prayers of the People
- The Sending out of God's People
The main difference for our service is that instead of celebrating the sacrament of The Great Thanksgiving + The Breaking of Bread and Communion we have Devotions which take us deeper into contemplative reflection. Centred around the message of the day from scripture, often inspired by the writings or teachings of the Holy Hermits of History, the Devotions are sourced ecumenically (meaning they could be from other Church traditions as well as Anglican) and offer us a chance to gently grow in connection with God and community.
You can access our Orders of Service from our past gatherings on the Sermons page by visiting the relavent Sunday and downloading the slides from under 'Sermon Notes'.
Under downloads (below) there are several documents detailing some of the ministry roles which help us to create our service space.