An Order for Holy Communion Outside The Eucharist 2006
Guidance for a service of Holy Communion outside the Eucharist - March 2018
Holy Communion outside the Eucharist is intended for use only in exceptional circumstances under the direction of the Bishop.
The Bishop’s office will be able to provide local protocols.
The Order is to allow for the receiving of Holy Communion when a priest is not available to preside at a Eucharist.
The authorised rite “An Order for Holy Communion Outside the Eucharist” should be used at all such services (see below).
The minister is either a Deacon or a lay person who has been duly authorised for this purpose by the Bishop.
Deacons and Readers should wear robes according to local custom. Other lay Ministers may wear an alb or cassock and surplice or appropriate ordinary clothing.
Lay people may share in the reading of lessons and leading the intercessions.
A sermon may be preached by a Deacon, a Reader or any lay person with the Bishop’s authority to preach.
Whenever possible, the consecrated bread and wine should be brought directly, in vessels manufactured for this purpose, from the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to the church where they are to be administered. Alternatively, consecrated bread and wine from the reserved sacrament may be used.
Unconsecrated bread and wine should never be used. No part of the Eucharistic Prayer from the Order for the Holy Eucharist must be used.
The consecrated bread and wine are placed on the Holy Table before the beginning of the service in suitable vessels that have been dedicated to that use.
The minister should conduct the service from either the reading desk or a lectern, only moving to the Holy Table immediately before the administration of the sacrament and leaving it immediately afterwards.
Any consecrated bread and wine which is not to be reserved for purposes of communion is reverently consumed by the minister.
+John Cambrensis +Andrew Bangor +Gregory Llanelwy +Richard Monmouth +Joanna Tyddewi +June Landav
- An Order for Holy Communion Outside The Eucharist (PDF)
- An Order for Holy Communion Outside The Eucharist (Word)
- Heb fod yn Rhan o’r Ewcharist - Outside The Eucharist ([W&E] PDF)