Choral Eucharist

Men's voices


Psalm: 81 (1-10)


Hymns: CP 179; 342; CP 425 (t. 186)


Setting: Missa de angelis (Plainsong)


Anthems: in God's word will I rejoice (Henry Purcell), Ave, verum corpus (Plainsong)



A Choral Eucharist is the same as a said Eucharist, except with the addition of glorious organ music and choral pieces, hymns in which the congregation joins the singing, and a homily or sermon. This usually takes place on Sunday mornings and at other times on special festival days.

The Choral Eucharist is almost always located in the nave; the service lasts for a hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.