Our chapel, being firmly nonconformist, goes in for individual communion cups, no alcohol, and the Deacons carry the trays to the worshippers in the pews.
We have a team of people who help prepare the Communion Table before the service. It takes quite a while for the ladies to fill all these little cups,but they do it so cheerfully - and dutifully collect them all from the pews afterwards and wash them up. We use Sainsbury's Grape Juice – and that gets very sticky! The Communion Team were really excited a few years back when Bob bought them a present from the Christian Resources Exhibition. This is a wonderful dispenser- you fill it to the required level, then give it a little squeeze and the correct amount is deposited neatly into the cup. No splashy jugs, no drips and spills.
But then disaster- the top went missing from one of the bottles, rendering it useless. So top marks to Carole V [yes, Vivien in Connecticut, your old College friend] who had a flash of genius.
The top from a plastic milk bottle fits perfectly. Voila!
With all the extra communion services which happened around Eastertime, this was a wonderful repair saving us the cost of buying a replacement. Thanks, Carole!