Communion Service: In-person & Virtual

Event details

  • 02/07/2022
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Watch online or visit Croydon SDA Church, 95 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 6LH
  • 07854 239 922

Join us for communion in-person or virtually to remember Jesus’ death and sacrifice on our behalf and recommit ourselves to joyfully proclaim His death and resurrection until He comes again!  This experience will include prayer, readings, an uplifting message, and music.

The Lord’s Supper symbolises our acceptance of the body and blood of Jesus, spilled and broken for us. By searching our hearts and washing one another’s feet, we remember Jesus’ humble example of service.

If you can’t make it in person and will like to take communion from home, then this section is for you.

How to Take “Virtual” Communion at Home

View the service virtually via our YouTube or Vimeo Livestream channels.

The pastoral team will guide you through the process of receiving Communion. All you need to do is follow along online.

Please begin the ordinance of humility (foot-washing) when instructed. Be ready with your elements:

  • Gather your family
  • Set aside warm water for your basin, and towels (for families or groups of 2 or more only)
  • Set out Communion emblems

We’ve prepared some guidelines below to prepare for Communion, which we hope you’ll find useful.

Spiritual Preparation:

Revisit the gospel account on the sacrifice of Jesus. (See Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:19-20, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).

Prepare your own emblems for Communion:

You can follow the steps below for preparing your own bread and wine.

  • Purchase grape juice
  • Purchase unleavened bread/baked crackers or bake your own. Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make your own. This should be prepared the day before or the morning of the scheduled Communion.

Arranging delivery of the emblems needed for Communion:

We can arrange the delivery of emblems to senior church members not able to attend church.  Please call Elder Stanley (07789860690) or email him at to arrange the delivery.

Foot washing: For families or groups of two or more, set aside basin and hand towels for foot-washing.

Family meal: Sit down together as a family. No phone, TV, tablet, etc. Just you and your family. If it is just, you at home, host a “virtual meal” with family and/or friends over FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype.

During lunch, discuss the following question: “How have you grown/changed throughout lockdown?” You are also encouraged to develop your own questions. The goal is for you and your family/friends to spend some quality time together.