Though we are many, we are one body,
we who come to share this living bread;
Cup of salvation, shared among all nations,
nourishing us now and evermore.
We gather in this place
round the table of the Lord.
Christ’s presence is revealed
in our communion and his Living Word.
Now our communion recalls
Christ’s death and resurrection.
This living sacrifice
is our salvation now and evermore.
And through this shared Eucharist
we are the living Church.
We witness to Christ’s love
His living body active in our world.
This bread unites the baptised
who are called to this great feast.
The feast, a sign of God's love,
a great communion with the saints above.
And when we leave here today
with hearts renewed in joy,
So nourished, we will embrace
the challenge now to live the Christian call.
As Patrick prophet of old
trod the path we tread today,
so we proclaim the Good News
and share the living message with joy