Choral Eucharist

Psalm: 130


Hymns: 439; CP 328 (t. 178); CP 375


Setting: Missa Sancti Nicolai (Haydn)


Anthems: Let all the world (Ralph Vaughan Williams), Lord, for thy tender mercies’ sake (John Hilton)


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.