Find out more about our Eucharist services and what you can expect.
What is Eucharist?
The Eucharist is the central act of Christian worship, given by Jesus Christ. The word is Greek, and it means ‘Thanksgiving’. We gather to worship because Christ has invited us to receive salvation. It is a feast. Christ, the Lamb of God, who gave his life, once for all, is offered for the hungry. His sacrifice is stronger than our sin, and has broken the power of death. Our hearts turn to God, by the Holy Spirit at work within us, lifted in praise to the Father in union with Christ, the Son of God. By grace we are fellow children with him, adopted into the eternal love of God.
What happens in a Eucharist service?
In the Eucharist, Christ feeds us spiritually, through the words of the Holy Bible, through the preacher, and through broken bread given, eaten, received.
Why is Eucharist important?
It is a gift from God and a taste of God. Jesus told us to do this in memory of him, and for those who put their faith in what God has done in Jesus Christ receiving him anew in this act of worship brings us back to the heart of everything, who we are, and who God is.
Is Eucharist the same as Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the climax of the Eucharist when we receive and eat and drink the consecrated bread and wine.
Who can receive communion?
Any baptised Christian in good standing with their own church is welcome to receive holy communion at Liverpool Cathedral.
Do I have to stay for the whole service?
You are encouraged to come for the whole service, but if you arrive late, or cannot stay for the whole service please feel free to join and leave the congregation quietly.
Do I have to join in?
You are welcome to come, whoever you are, and by being there, even if you have never been to such a service before, you are part of it. We hope you will feel able to watch, listen, enter into the presence of God, and afterward ask any questions you have. The eucharist belongs to all who are looking for God.