Definition of communion table in English:

communion table

Pronunciation /kəˈmjuːnɪən ˌteɪbl/


Christian Church
  • The table used in celebrating the Eucharist.

    The use of the term communion table rather than altar often reflects the post-Reformation view that the communion service constitutes an act of commemoration rather than a sacrifice.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Melton Mowbray Churchwardens' Accounts. From communion + table.