Lay Presidency of Communion

An exploration of and training for presiding at the sacrament of Communion as celebrated by the Uniting Church in Australia.

About the Course

This course will be presented through a mixed-mode of three Wednesday evenings via Zoom and one full-day face-to-face training day (to be determined in discussion with participants)

The face-to-face training day must be attended to complete this course.

This course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about communion in the Uniting Church;
  • Elders/leaders sharing the distribution of communion when the presider is in another place eg via Zoom;
  • Lay presiders looking for a refresher course;
  • People exploring the idea of lay presidency and those already authorised by the Pastoral Relations Committee as part of their recognition.
  • It is also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together.

Dates and Times

This course will be delivered over four sessions:

Three Wednesday evening sessions via Zoom and one full-day of face-to-face training.

Zoom Training Schedule:

Zoom Session 1 of 3:Wednesday , 24th May 7 pm—8:30 pm

Zoom Session 2 of 3:Wednesday 14th June, 7 pm—8:30 pm

Zoom Session 3 of 3:Wednesday , 5th July, 7 pm—8:30 pm

The Face to Face Day:

Venues & dates to be confirmed. It is expected that due to the size of the Presbytery more than one face-to-face day will be required at locations to be negotiated with participants.


Free to Uniting Church members.