Eucharistic Ministers

A Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of a Deacon, if any, or otherwise, the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.
— Canons of The Episcopal Church Title III.4.6

A Eucharistic Minister was formerly titled “Chalice Administrator” and/or “Lay Eucharistic Minister B.” Eucharistic Ministers are recommended by the clergy person in charge of the congregation, endorsed by the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee, and licensed by the diocesan bishop. Special training is necessary to become a Eucharistic Minister. “Licensed individuals are expected to be active participants in their faith communities (i.e., “confirmed communicants in Good standing”)”

From: "Licensed Ministries in the Diocese of Missouri:
Guidelines"; revised 10 December 2008.

For more information contact Mother Aune