Open Air Service
With Holy Communion
Broadcast on 30 August for
the 12th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 17)
On Thursday 27 August, the congregation of Alet-les-Bains gathered in the garden of Les Marguerites Restaurant for another 'Bubble Communion Service'. In a 'Bubble Communion' members of the congregation bring their own bread and wine which is consecrated by the Celebrant. For hygiene reasons during the Covid Emergency, however, is not physically touched or consumed by anyone outside of each member's 'bubble' which is limited to members of their own household. This is a form of communion liturgy which has been used by 2 Archbishops of Canterbury - Dr Rowan Williams and Justin Welby - at services where it was not practical for the celebrant to personally touch or distribute all the communion bread and wine. It is a regular feature of the giant annual Christian festival of Greenbelt.
The service used the lectionary readings for Sunday 30 August - the 12th Sunday after Trinity, also known as Proper 17.
We are grateful to Rev Neil Batcock who joined us to preside and celebrate Communion. Thank you also to Deb Carr for assisting with leading the service.
All the liturgy and the words of the readings are displayed on-screen during the service.
You are invited to share in this as an Agape Love Feast, and to have your own bread and wine to hand so that you can participate when we reach the moment of sharing bread and wine.
We hope you will enjoy this service
Chaplaincy Churchwarden - Alet-les-Bains
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