New Here

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Communion! 

This church is a sacred presence in the center of Memphis, and there is a place for you in it.  Whoever you are and wherever you might be on your spiritual path, we can all journey together as fellow pilgrims. Church of the Holy Communion is a vibrant community of people from a variety of backgrounds – some are lifelong Episcopalians, others are new to the Episcopal Church, and some are from different faith traditions.

What to Expect on Your First Visit for Sunday Worship

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    Ample parking in the Church of the Holy Communion parking lot

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    Ushers to greet you at the doors and welcome you

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    Formation classes at 9:15 a.m. for all ages

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    Nursery and children's chapel available for infants and toddlers beginning at 9 a.m. Children’s Chapel for PreK-3rd Grade during the 10:30 service

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    A service bulletin that details the order of service and liturgy and includes announcements and events

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    Holy Eucharist offered during the service

Some people are particularly drawn to our ancient form of worship, which we seek to make fresh, embracing, and inclusive. Others sense the love of God in our very intentional care for one another – pastoral care here is not just the professional responsibility of the clergy but is something that everyone in this community takes seriously.

Many people at Holy Communion sense that God is most powerfully present when they engage with those who are poor and marginalized; the result is a community-wide determination to make a difference in Memphis and the world. Holy Communion looks for outreach opportunities that facilitate relationships between those who serve and those who are served; our outreach grants focus on the ministry partners where our volunteers are already serving. 

Others who call this church “home” are people who are drawn to our serious educational offerings – we believe that taking the spiritual life seriously comes with an active engagement of the mind. As someone recently put it, "we think again about what we thought we knew."

Church of the Holy Communion is an incubator of faith for small children, a safe and encouraging environment for youth as they mature in their lives and faith, and an increasingly diverse fellowship of adults who are being fed, supported, and commissioned by the love of God. There is a place for you here.

Our hope is that if you choose to join us on our spiritual journey at Church of the Holy Communion, you will feel at home. The best way to see what it’s all about is to join in any of our worship services or activities and programs.  If you would like someone to introduce you to the leaders of a particular ministry, or if you want to learn more about something, just ask. We are all fellow travelers and members of the same family of God. 

With that in mind, we have a Minister of Hospitality, Carter Webster, on staff whose core function is to make newcomers feel welcome and included. Call the Parish office at (901) 767-6987 for more information.

Get Started

Here are some steps you can take to get started at Church of the Holy Communion:

  • Come to worship on Sundays at 8 a.m. in-person, 10:30 a.m. in person & virtual, or 5:30 p.m. in-person

  • Attend Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays

  • Learn about baptism and confirmation

  • Join Youth Group activities

  • Join one of our Adult Formation Classes on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.

  • Explore outreach opportunities

Contact Carter Webster, Minister of Hospitality in our Parish office with questions

Email Carter