I suppose that we could start another thread on this matter, but why don't you believe in the real presence?
If you would like to start a thread by all means do so - I'll try and explain briefly here but you may want to continue the discussion elsewhere if this doesn't answer all your questions.
I have to start by saying I just know that I don't believe in it - and I can think back and analyze why that is, but when I do so, I'm rationalizing something I'm already aware of.
So ... firstly, I've been attending Anglican services since before I can remember, and I don't remember a time when I didn't know that the Communion was a service in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice. It seems natural to me to place the emphasis like this: 'This is my blood that was shed for you; do this in remembrance of me
. I grew up in the belief that the act was symbolic, through and a mixture of the emphases placed by the officiating vicar and explanations that I doubtless heard, but have now forgotten. So it seems natural to me to view the service as a memorial.
When I came to examine this belief, I didn't feel - I couldn't feel - that bread and wine were turned into the Body and Blood of Christ. I believe that Christ is present, of course: firstly, because Christ is always present, and secondly, because this is the moment of His memorial, and we know He is close to us then. I believe that we are always in receipt of Christ's Body and Blood, given for us - but I feel that this is a more continual and - the best word I can find is 'subtle', but that's not quite it - affair that consumption of literal flesh and blood.
In my church, when we say, 'We are all of one Body, for we all share in one bread', this to me is a reminder that the Body is the Body of Christ, and it is therefore the Church: what we do is to affirm our communion with each other and with Christ. However, I am comfortable with the idea that what we share is a body in the sense the term is often used (as it is used in 'body politic', for example), rather than in the sense that we share in receiving Christ's literal flesh.
I can't help but feel that I am proving what I said recently to someone else on this forum, that I struggle greatly to discuss the Real Presence because I do not have the faith to do so! But this is where I stand. My dear partner always tries to make me understand ...