In our secular lives those in authority tend to "lord it over us," as Jesus put it. But in the Kingdom of God we will be as one with the one in whom all authority is invested, Jesus Christ our saviour and our lord. In this sacrament of the eucharist we eat bread and drink wine together in our acceptance of our equality now and as a foretaste of the holy communion that awaits us when God kingdom comes.
At Saint Laika’s everyone is invited to receive communion and be in communion. There are no exceptions. If you have been pushed out of a church in the past or if you do not feel part of the institutional churches, for whatever reason, you are especially welcome here, and you will be among people who know exactly how you feel.
If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
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After fifteen years working full time as a priest in the Church of England I was made redundant and evicted from my home because I had in the past suffered from depression. The bishop of my diocese at the time believed that mental illness was caused by stress and that anybody who suffered from stress should not be employed as a parish priest. However, I am not prepared to ignore the fact that God called me to be a priest in his church even if my former bishop is happy to do so. So I continue to minister to God's people. Now, my internet ministry is my only ministry and the donations of my supporters is my only source of England. At the moment that amounts to about £500 per month which is very difficult to survive on. Therefore, please consider contributing to my ministry. Any donation for any amount will be gratefully received.