On Thursday 22nd March Year 6 celebrated Holy Communion in our school gardens. Reverend Phe led this celebration. She was invited by Mrs Cox – our Teacher – to explain the meaning and celebrate the Holy Communion. In our RE learning, we had been exploring its importance for Christian’s and their beliefs.
After an introduction in the class, we headed outside to a tranquil place in the school grounds. We sat in a circle waiting quietly for the service to begin. Reverend Phe greeted us explaining the meaning of wine and bread. Jesus called himself “the bread of life,” which means that we’re nourished by him, we survive because of him, and he satisfies us when everything else leaves us empty (John 6:48-51).
We prayed for the world and our community or what is called Prayer of the Day or ‘Collect’. Bread and wine were placed on the table ready to be consecrated or blessed. Reverend Phe broke the bread calling Jesus’ words: “I am the bread of life.” And she added “we break the bread in remembrance of his gift of himself and our oneness in him”. She called upon all of us who wanted to take the bread.