to the website of The Christian Community in the UK and Ireland.
The Christian Community was established in 1922 under the leadership
Rudolf Steiner played an indispensable part in establishing its
constitution and forms of service. The centre of the community’s
life is a morning Eucharist, or communion service of bread and wine
known as The Act of Consecration of Man. Anyone is welcome to attend
this service, where they may find spiritual nourishment and peace, enlightenment
for daily life and strength and companionship along the way as
well as a sense of working for the earth and humanity as a whole. The
festivals of the Christian Year are celebrated there in a new
Ordained priests, both men and women, work together with the members
of the congregations to create free sacramental communities for celebrating
The Act of Consecration of Man and the other sacraments. These are
Baptism for infants, Confirmation for adolescents, Sacramental Consultation
for the individual, the Ordination of Priests, the Anointing for those
approaching death, and the Sacrament of Marriage. Congregations are
sustained by the financial support and practical care of their members.
The Christian Community has a creed that states the central truths
of Christianity. Members may relate to this in their own way; it is
intended as a guide on their spiritual journey. Alongside the seven
sacraments there are services and religious instruction for children,
separate funeral services for adults and children and evening
services for special occasions. There are also children's holidays
and activities for young people.
The best answer to the question, “What is The Christian Community?”
is found in Christ's first words in the gospel of St John: "What
are you seeking?… Come and see!"