Choral Eucharist

Psalm: Lent Prose


Hymns: 239; 376; 161; 475


Setting: Messe solennelle (Vierne)


Anthems: Ave Maria (Robert Parsons), Ave maris stella (Edvard Grieg), I got me flowers (Ralph Vaughan Williams)


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.