If the second form of eucharistic prayer outlined in section 5 is used, the breaking of the bread should follow with appropriate words, to initiate the meal. If the bread and wine are administered separately, 6.4 can be used in two parts.


We who are many are one body in Christ,
for we all share in the one bread.

An Australian Prayer Book


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.

Common Worship


Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

Common Worship

6.4 We break this bread in remembrance that Christ died for us.
We feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

We drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for us
and we are thankful.