Choral Eucharist


 Psalm: 90 (12-end)

 

Hymns: 296; CP 338 (t. 374); SP 622

 

Setting: Missa Brevis ‘Awake, my soul’ (Judith Bingham)

 

Anthems: Greater Love (John Ireland), Hymn to the Virgin (Benjamin Britten)

 

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 an hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.