The Parishes of Bantry Bay

St. Brendan's Church, Bantry  
St. James Church, Durrus    

Holy Communion Service according to the Book of Common Prayer in contemporary  language

Click the link above to view or download the Sunday service sheet for this week. The service will be a Celebration of Holy Communion at 10am  available on 

Spiritul Communion

The teaching of the church

In our Anglican tradition Holy Communion can be received spiritually. The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. The form of prayer offer Christians an opportunity to give thanks for their communion with him, particularly at times when they would ordinarily be present at the Eucharist.