On Sunday mornings the Holy Communion service is sung, and to distinguish it from the said, daily service, it is known as the Sung Eucharist, eucharist being a Greek word for ‘thanksgiving.’ Key parts of the service are set to music, again drawing on musical styles over many centuries (nearly 700 years in this case!). The most
Occasionally, on Festival days like Christmas and Easter, or on Saint’s Days, like St Mary (the patron saint of Truro Cathedral), or our very own St Petroc, some of our services are called ‘solemn’, to mark the significance of the day. The Solemn Eucharist service itself remains similar to the Sung Eucharist service, the only major difference being the use of incense.
The service lasts about seventy-five minutes and is followed by light refreshments. All welcome.