Dave Faulkner thinks that the division between clergy and laity is more artificial than Biblical:
Why this protracted biblical argument? Because it’s time for ordained people like me to stop clutching certain things to ourselves, and it’s time for congregations to accept these. Take one example which is worth debating: Methodism largely limits ministers to presiding at Holy Communion. Why? The official answer is, ‘for the sake of good order’. Well, that may have been understandable two centuries ago when the minister might have been educated and many of the congregation not so, but does it make sense now? It’s worth debating. After all, Holy Communion is effectively the Christian version of the Jewish Passover, a feast that is celebrated in the family home. You didn’t need the rabbi present.
What do you think? Should the laity be able to serve the Eucharist without direct clerical supervision?