Choral Eucharist

PsalmLent Prose


Hymns: 383 (ii) ; 70 (ii) ; 376


Setting: Five –part mass (Byrd)


Anthems: Civitas sancti tui (William Byrd), Almighty Lord and God of love (Nathaniel Giles


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.