Communion Bread/Wafers

A host is a portion of bread used for Holy Communion in many Christian churches. In Western Christianity the host is often a thin, round unleavened wafer.

The word 'host' is derived from the Latin, hostia, which means 'sacrifice'. The term can be used to describe the bread both before and after consecration, though it is more correct to use it after consecration - "altar bread" being preferred before consecration. Western theology teaches that at the Words of Institution the bread is changed or altered (known as either transubstantiation or transignification according to tradition or denomination) into the Body of Christ, while Eastern theology sees the epiclesis as no less necessary.

Here at North East Church Supplies we offer our Altar Breads in both white and wholemeal and feature sealed edges and single cross pattern designs where applicable.

A massive range of sizes and styles available - Wafers for the people, clergy, concelebration and Low Gluten varieties.
 

"Sacramental bread, sometimes called the Lamb, Host, Wafers or simply Communion Bread, is the bread which is used in the Christian ritual of the Eucharist."

Communion Bread/Wafers

Communion Bread/Wafers - JARS


Our sealed edge, single cross design communion wafers are available in convenient, sealed jars of 1,000pcs (1 1/8" / 29mm) or 800pcs (1 3/8" / 35mm).  Available in both white and wholemeal varieties.

Sealed edge for minimum crumb.

Not for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers

Communion Bread/Wafers - ROLLS


Our sealed edge, single cross design communion wafers are available in convenient, boxes which contain 10 x rolls of 100pcs (Total 1,000pcs).  Available in standard 1/8" / 29mm or larger 3/8" / 35mm.  Available in both white and wholemeal varieties.

Sealed edge for minimum crumb.

Not for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers

Clergy Communion Bread/Wafers - BOX


Our sealed edge, single cross design Clergy communion wafers are available in convenient, boxes which contain 50pcs and are a standard 2 3/4" (70mm) size.  Available in both white and wholemeal varieties.

Sealed edge for minimum crumb.

Not for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers
Communion Bread/Wafers

Clergy Concelebration Communion Bread/Wafers - BOX


Our sealed edge, single cross design Clergy Concelebration communion wafers are available in convenient, boxes which contain 25pcs These larger hosts break into 24 pieces.  5 3/4" (125mm) with fracture lines.  Available in both white and wholemeal varieties.

Sealed edge for minimum crumb.

Not for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Traditional, Hand Baked Range:

Hand-cut Hosts in Traditional Crucifix design. Available in White and Light Wholemeal.  These altar breads are hand-baked and among the finest and freshest in the world. Made from premium grade 100% wheat flour with pure artesian water.  Because of their lightness they need to be handled with great care to avoid crumbling.   

The breads are packed in a heavy duty, reusable container which features a lip and groove closure to guarantee the breads are oven-fresh when you receive them.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers
Communion Bread/Wafers

Traditional Design Hand-Baked Communion Bread/Wafers - TUB


These traditional designs come depicting the Crucifix to each wafer and are ideal for all churches.  Choices of white or light wholewheat, these wafers are a very popular choice, being light and easy to melt and swallow.  Available in two sizes: 1 3/16" size and also a larger 2 5/8" size suitable for clergy Mass Hosts.

 

Not for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

 

Available from stock.

 

Low Gluten Range:
 

IMPORTANT:
Our Low Gluten Hosts (often called "Gluten Free" for those who have a wheat allergy are available in a variety of jars and quantities.  Coeliac Society approved. Contains Codex wheat, starch & water. Gluten content 20 parts per million.  Complies with the Internationale Vindicate for gluten free products in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius.  Available in people's hosts as well as celebrant's hosts... These altar breads are hand-baked and among the finest and freshest in the world. Made from gluten free flour (Wheatex 9010 special) with pure artesian water.

Complies with the Internationale Vindicate for gluten free products in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius.  The breads are packed in a heavy duty, reusable container which features a lip and groove closure to guarantee the breads are oven-fresh when you receive them.

Communion Bread/Wafers

Low Gluten Square Cut Communion Bread/Wafers - JAR


Jars of 50 Low Gluten wafers are available for congregants with wheat allergies. Baked in a square shape to distinguish them easily from standard round wafers.

​​Suitable for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers

Low Gluten Round Communion Bread/Wafers - JAR


Jars of 50 Low Gluten wafers are available for congregants with wheat allergies. Round, 1 3/8" (35mm) size and packed in sealed jars to keep the content fresh.  Ornate cross and design variety as shown.

​​Suitable for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers
Communion Bread/Wafers

Premium Quality, Low Gluten Round Communion Bread/Wafers - JAR


Jars of 50 Random Cross, Low Gluten wafers are available for congregants with wheat allergies. Round, 1 3/16" (35mm) size and packed in sealed jars to keep the content fresh.

​​Suitable for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers

Clergy Low Gluten Round Communion Bread/Wafers - JAR


Jars of 50 or 100 Celebrant's Crucifix Design Low Gluten wafers are available for clergy with wheat allergies. Round, 2 5/8" (67mm) size and packed in sealed jars to keep the content fresh.

​Suitable for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.

 

Communion Bread/Wafers

Clergy Larger size Low Gluten Round Communion Bread/Wafers - JAR


Jars of 40 or 80 Celebrant's decorative Cross Design Low Gluten wafers are available for clergy with wheat allergies. Round, 3 3/4" (95mm) size and packed in sealed jars to keep the content fresh.  Ideal for several concelebrants.

​Suitable for use by those with a gluten intolerance.

 

Available from stock.