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Breaking Of Bread2017-09-25T09:12:41+00:00

Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice…

With only occasional exceptions, the Christadelphians of Barton hold their Breaking of Bread (communion) service every Sunday morning at 11.30am. The service follows a similar pattern each week, with prayers and hymns to open and close, two Bible readings, and (usually) two collections, one of which is for a charitable cause which varies from week to week. The heart of the service is the remembering of the sacrificial death of Jesus, by the sharing of bread and wine as symbols of his broken body and poured out blood; but prior to this, there is a 20-30 minute sermon (Christadelphians call it an ‘exhortation’), which is intended to lead the congregation suitably to the bread and wine. The exhortation, which is Bible-based, is given by a different speaker each week, as Christadelphians have a lay ministry, and speakers are either Barton members or visitors from other Christadelphian churches. The service usually last for 1¼ hours.