Last Updated: Apr 6, 2023 @ 3:15 pm.

What is the best communion tray? We spent six hours researching a half dozen different options, comparing durability and ease of use. Which were best for travel? Best with a lid? Here are the ones we think are best.

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Best Communion Tray 101

Communion trays feature holes to hold sacramental wine or juice. Some have space in the center to hold communion wafers or bread.

Some trays are better than others for travel, taking them to nursing homes or hospitals . . . or if your church doesn’t have a permanent home.

We looked at how easy a tray is to use and clean, plus overall weight (some are surpassingly heavy, which makes them more difficult to pass around when filled with cups).

Here are the ones we think are best:

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Best Budget-Friendly

Design is stackable
The polished aluminum finish of this tray impressed—easy to use and clean. At 2.16 lbs., we found this tray easy to handle.

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Best For Travel

Plastic design
This lightweight tray works well for nursing home communions and is easy to use and store. Caveat: no carry bag.

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Best Brushed Look

Beautiful design
Probably the best elegant looking tray we could find, this option features 40 holes for wine and is sturdy.

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Best Tray with Lid

Impressive look
So pretty! This plate is made from polished stainless steel and looks beautiful. Bonus: space for wafers in middle.

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