First Holy Communion


Next year’s First Holy Communion

We hope to have First Holy Communion next year as usual, virus and lockdown permitting.

The intention is to take names of those children who wish to receive First Holy Communion in the New Year. The children should be 7 years or older on 1 Jan 2021,

The course will consist of about 10 meetings with the children and their parents. Each meeting will be about 45 minutes. The course will be based on an excellent First Holy Communion book, available at the back of the church, £5.
If anyone has any questions please ask me.



Below is an indication of Bible stories that most children should know. They are best told with the aid of a children’s Bible with pictures. If you have the time, it would be good to check that the children remember at least some of the stories from the previous week. I would tend to say not what did we read last week, but rather Tell me about Noah’s Ark.

 Old Testament. God creates the world.

God creates Adam and Eve.

The temptation of Adam and Eve.

Noah’s Ark.

The sacrifice of Isaac.

Moses in the bulrushes.

Moses and the plagues of Egypt. (The children should know at least three of the plagues including the River Nile turns blood, the plague of darkness, the angel of death).

The crossing of the red Sea.

The giving of the 10 Commandments.


David and Goliath.

King David and the Philistines.

The judgement of King Solomon.

The three boys in the fiery furnace.


New Testament.

The Annunciation. Gabriel announces to Mary that she will have a son.

The birth of Jesus in the stable.

The finding of Jesus in the temple.

Some miracles. Children should know at least a few of these.

Jesus changes water into wine.

Jesus walks on the water.

Jesus multiplies bread.

Jesus cures the blind man.

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

The teachings of Jesus.

Jesus chooses Peter.

The sermon on the Mount.

The apostles. The children should know at least three or four of the apostles.

Jesus is condemned to death.

Jesus dies to take away our sins.

Jesus rises from the dead.

Our Lord ascends into Heaven.

Jesus and Thomas after the resurrection (doubting Thomas)

the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The conversion of St Paul.

The travels of St Paul.