1  Responses in Eucharistic Prayer One

Where the optional bracketed responses [Holy, Holy, Holy] and [Amen, Amen, Amen] are used, they may be varied in intonation and volume, repeated several times or set to music, which is published separately. They may be led by the president then repeated by a child or by a deacon, and the congregation may give the final response.

2  Questions in Eucharistic Prayer Two

The three optional bracketed questions in Eucharistic Prayer Two may be asked by a single child or by a group of children. The response may be given by another child or group of children. The responses should not be made by the president or by the whole congregation.

3  Prefaces in Eucharistic Prayer Two

Short proper prefaces are provided for use in Eucharistic Prayer Two. Prefaces may also be composed for a particular celebration. The president must be satisfied that any such preface complies with Canon B 5, paragraph 3.

4  Use of Eucharistic Prayers One and Two

Eucharistic Prayers One and Two are authorized for use in the Order for the Celebration of Holy Communion: Order One and in A Service of the Word with a Celebration of Holy Communion, on occasions when a significant number of children are present or when it is otherwise pastorally appropriate to meet the needs of children present. They are not intended for use on a weekly basis at the main celebration of Holy Communion in the parish church.

For notes relating to the Order for the Celebration of Holy Communion: Order One, see Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, pages 158–159 and 330–334.

Common Worship: Additional Eucharistic Prayers - with Guidance on Celebrating the Eucharist with Children, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2012 and published by Church House Publishing.

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