Breaking Of Bread
Christians meet together to remember the Lord Jesus in His death (sometimes referred to as communion). This was requested by Jesus when He met with His disciples at the last supper before He died on the cross. See 1 Corinthians chapter 11 v 23 - 26. This is done by breaking bread and drinking wine together as we worship Him.
The service is "open" for the leading of God's Holy Spirit. This means there is no pre-set order of service and no leader; we look to the Holy Spirit to lead us as He gives to first one then another a hymn, Bible reading or prayer. We do this because we believe that the instructions found in the Bible, in particular 1 Corinthians chapters 11-14, are meant to be taken at face value and followed in today's church.
Because of the instructions at the end of chapter 14 (verses 34-38), we follow the practice that only the men take part in the conduct of the service, for example leading in prayer. This does not mean we think women are less important or that their presence is less vital. Although they remain silent, except for singing, they contribute equally to the prayer and worship of the church.
All are welcome, and all those who love the Lord and have found salvation in Him are welcome to take part.
Heathfield Gospel Hall 2019