Faith & Worship

The Daily Eucharist

The Daily Eucharist



At the entry of the ministers a Sentence of Scripture may be read.

In the name of the ✠ Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
and also with you.

During Eastertide this acclamation follows.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.


Prayer of Preparation

The Collect for Purity may be said.

Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.

Prayer of Penitence

This prayer may be said or a ‘Kyrie’ confession used.

Father eternal,
giver of light and grace,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour,
in what we have thought,
in what we have said and done,
through ignorance, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We have wounded your love,
and marred your image in us.
We are sorry and ashamed,
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and lead us out from darkness
to walk as children of light.

Kyrie Eleison

The Kyrie Eleison may be said in English or Greek
with or without interpolations.

… Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

… Christ, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.

… Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The President pronounces the forgiveness that comes through the Cross of Christ.


The Gloria in Excelsis may be said.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


Let us pray.

The Collect of the Day is said, and all respond



Liturgy of the Word


At the end of the reading(s) the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


The reader says the psalm or canticle, with the people making the response as indicated by the reader.

Gospel Acclamation

The reader greets the Gospel reading with an acclamation, to which all respond


In Lent the word “Alleluia” is omitted and replaced with

Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.


The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Hear the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Prayers of Intercession

These responses may be used.

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.


Liturgy of the Sacrament


The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Preparation of the Altar

The President takes bread and wine and says one or more prayers
to which the people respond:

Blessed be God forever.

The President may say a Prayer over the Gifts.

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

The President continues with the preface.

Sanctus and Benedictus

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

The President continues with the Eucharistic Prayer.

One of these four acclamations is used:


Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

In Advent

Praise to you, Lord Jesus:
Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life:
Lord Jesus, come in glory.

In Lent

Christ is the bread of life:
When we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
until you come in glory.

 In Eastertide

Jesus Christ is Lord:
Lord, by your cross and resurrection
you have set us free.
You are the Saviour of the world.

The President concludes the Eucharistic Prayer and the people respond:

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory
for ever and ever.

The President breaks the bread.

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.

Giving of Communion

The President invites the people to receive the consecrated bread and wine.

Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

The President and people receive communion. A Sentence of Scripture may be read.

Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

The Post Communion Prayer is said, and all respond:

Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory.

Dismissal & Blessing

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

The President says a prayer ending with:

…and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

During Eastertide this dismissal is used instead:

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!




Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England,
material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000, CCLNo.126282