Communion Cups in Johannesburg


Communion is at the very center of our Christian faith, but what about communion cups? How did these little cups come to be? We look at how communion has changed over the centuries, and how we arrived at the communion cup that we know and love.

Back in the day every church would make use of one chalice that every person would drink from. Some still use them today, however after COVID-19 that may not remain true for long. Churches actually started introducing individual communion cups in the 1890’s when sanitation started to become an issue. Based on the current times that we live in, we can understand why churches would want to change.

Since the 1890’s, individual shot glasses became the trend. They would be served to congregants with a cracker, wafer or piece of bread. And along with all the time that went into preparing communion, the cleaning up process would then follow. Have you ever tried to wash 200 individual shot glasses? Or even 2000? This was standard practice for many years. Until…

The pre-packaged communion cup. From the perfect amount of juice and the simplest wafer, to disposable cups that no longer needed to be washed. Life has made communion so incredibly simple, just like the gospel. He loves you and He will love you forevermore, not because of anything you did or will do, but because He already did. He died for you and I so that we could have life, and life in the full. And a pre-filled communion cup just adds to that full life!

Our pre-packaged communion cups can be found throughout South Africa, as well as globally in AmericaCanada and London.


  • Durban: 032 492 0103
  • Cape Town: 021 492 0530
  • Gauteng: 010 492-0694
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