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Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


Liturgy is a set form of words and action used for worship. In the Church in Wales (and many other churches) these forms follow the same pattern from one congregation to another. Most Anglican liturgies look back in some way to the Book of Common Prayer.

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Commissioned Lay Ministry

Pastoral Assistant

Solo Course

Pastoral Assistants and members of a Pastoral Care team demonstrate the faith of all Christ’s people by showing Christlike love and concern for others. They do so by undertaking particular pastoral tasks, both inside and outside Church buildings.

They work with other Ministers, particularly Licensed Pastoral Ministers and Clergy.

Worship Leader

Solo Course

Worship Leaders and members of a worship leading team express the participation of all Christ’s people in the liturgy. They work with other Ministers, particularly Readers and Clergy.