The High Altar
As mentioned on another page, our Eucharist takes place at the nave altar but would traditionally be held at the high altar. The people come to the high altar to recieve the bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ. The high altar is situated at the east end of the church as that is where the sun rises. Years ago, (and still in some churches) the priest would be facing this way as he says the eucharistic prayer.