Choral Eucharist


Psalm: Lent Prose

 

Hymns: 68 (omit v. 5); 445; 64

 

Setting: Missa Brevis (Berkeley)

 

Anthems: Thou knowest, Lord (Henry Purcell), 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 an hour or more, depending on the choice of music and other elements of the service.