How to use Chancel in a sentence
Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity church, his wife lying next to him.
He died on the 22nd of August 1818, in his 86th year, and lies buried behind the chancel of the parish church, which he had recently restored at his own charges.
His remains were interred on the following Friday in the chancel of Rugby chapel, immediately under the communion table.
There are in the chancel two freestone effigies, perhaps of the r4th century, besides three sedilia, and a piscina under arches.
Near it in Constitution Street is St James's Episcopal church (1862-1869), in the Early English style by Sir Gilbert Scott, with an apsidal chancel and a spire 160 ft.Advertisement
To the north is the township of Sandiacre (pop. 2954), where the church has a fine Decorated chancel.
Both transepts contained an eastern aisle, and the chancel a square chapel at its west end on each side.
In the north aisle of the chancel there are several ancient monuments of the earls of Arundel.
It is supposed that the aisle, with Decorated window and groined roof, south of the chancel, formed the grammar school (removed from the abbey in 1751) in which Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661), principal of St Mary's College, St Andrews, and James Thomson, author of The Seasons, were educated.
As well as the transepts and chancel, the 19th century work included reseating the church, and furnishing the sanctuary.Advertisement
The church of St Michael has a Norman square embattled tower surmounted by a spire, and an apsidal chancel.
St Michael's, the parish church, has a striking Perpendicular tower, an arch of carved oak dividing its nave and chancel, a magnificent rood-loft, and a 13th-century monument doubtfully described as the tomb of Bracton, the famous lawyer, whose birthplace, according to local tradition, was Bratton Court in the vicinity.
The position of the ambo was not absolutely uniform; sometimes in the central point between the sanctuary and the nave, sometimes in the middle of the church, and sometimes at one or both of the sides of the chancel.
The inconvenience of having a single ambo led to the substitution of two separate ambones, between which these various functions were divided, one on the south side of the chancel being for the reading of the gospel, and one on the north for reading the epistle.
The chancel of the church at Repton is assigned to the second half of the 10th century, though subsequently altered, and the crypt beneath is supposed to be earlier still; its roof is supported by four round pillars, and it is approached by two stairways.Advertisement
Other remains of pre-Conquest date are the chancel arches in the churches of Marston Montgomery and of Sawley; and the curiously carved font in Wilne church is attributed to the same period.
The 17th-century spire was removed in 1707, and replaced by a square tower, which was rebuilt in 1797; the chancel was rebuilt in 1869.
This comprises only the chancel and aisles of a building which, if entire, would rank as one of the finest parish churches in England.
This catacomb contains an unquestionable example of a church, divided into a nave and chancel, with a rude stone altar and bishop's seat behind it.
The modern stained glass in the chancel is reckoned amongst the finest in Scotland.Advertisement
It is believed to be the chancel of what was intended to be a large church.
Scott in 1874, is of Early English architecture, and has some remains on one of the columns of frescoes of the same period, while the 14th-century paintings in the chancel are in better preservation.
There are various Norman fragments, including a fine early window in the chancel.
The church of St Mary the Virgin has Norman remains in the tower and chancel.
Only the chancel of the old church remains, but its red sandstone arch is a remarkably fine example of Norman work; it dates from the middle of the 12th century.Advertisement
The Prospect was acquired and laid out by Kyrle, who also planted the fine elm avenues near the church; his house stands opposite the market house, where he disbursed his charities; he erected the church spire, and is buried in the chancel, where his grave remained without a monument until Pope called attention to the omission.
The church of St Mary is Norman and Early English, and has a fine chancel screen dating from the later part of the 13th century.
The parish church of St John the Baptist, with its fine tower and spire, was built about the close of the 14th century, and, though largely restored, has a beautiful chancel, Lady chapel and baptistery.
On the top of the hill on which Hippo stood, a large basilica, with chancel towards the west, dedicated to St Augustine, was opened in 1900.
In medieval architecture the term is applied on the European continent to that portion of a chancel, which, enclosed with a railing or balustrade in front of the altar, is devoted to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; this in England is generally known as the presbytery.Advertisement
The chancel, nave and two side chapels exist, and it still serves as the parish church.
The church of St Mary is cruciform, with a low square tower, and is largely Early English, with some richly decorated windows in the chancel.
Although it has been restored, there remain traces of Saxon workmanship in the chancel, besides two Norman doorways, a font of the same period, a stone altar bearing five crosses and a fine 15th-century brass.
The church of All Saints has a fine Perpendicular tower, left uninjured when the nave and chancel were burned down in 1842.
He was buried in the chancel of All Hallows, Barking, whence his body was removed on the 24th of July 1663 to the chapel of St John's College, Oxford.Advertisement
The chancel of the old Dominican chapel, dating from the 13th century, was restored in 1864, and is now the school chapel.
The church of St John the Baptist is a perpendicular cruciform structure, consisting of chancel, nave of seven bays, aisles, transepts and lofty western tower.
There are some 15thand 16th-century brasses, a dark cradle roof, and an early 13th-century crypt under the chancel.
Santa Maria is a fine example of Spanish Gothic, and consists, like many Catalan churches, of nave and chancel, aisles and ambulatory, without transepts.
Eastward of this cloister extend the hall and chapel of the infirmary, resembling in form and arrangement the nave and chancel of an aisled church.Advertisement
The church here is of the Cistercian t e YP with a short chancel of two squares, and transepts with three eastward chapels to each, divided by solid walls (222).
It derives its name - Church (ecclesia) Island - from the little church of St Magnus, now in ruins, consisting of a chancel 15 ft.
The font is a fine specimen of the same style; and there is beautiful woodwork in the chancel.
Consisting of a chancel, clerestoried nave, and aisles, it is Early English and Perpendicular in style, and contains a beautiful 13th-century oak roof of 350 panels, each with a different design; a 15th-century pulpit of carved stone; and some interesting old monuments of the Strode, Mallet and Gournay families.
The church of St Michael is a fine example of Norman work, with certain late details, having clerestoried nave, chancel and aisles, with central and two western towers.Advertisement
In the West the high altar was moved to the east end (the presbyterium) with a space before it for the assisting deacons and subdeacons (the chancel proper) railed off as a spot peculiarly holy (now usually called the sanctuary); between this and the nave, where the laity were, was the choir, with seats for the clergy on either side.
The whole of this space (sanctuary and choir) came to be known as the " chancel."
This was divided from the nave, sometimes by an arch forming part of the structure of the building, sometimes by a screen, or by steps, sometimes by all three (see Chancel).
The division of churches into chancel and nave, the outcome of the sacramental and sacerdotal spirit of the Catholic Church,' may be taken as generally typical of church construction in the medieval West, though there were exceptions, e.g.
Finally, for the convenience of processions, the nave and chancel aisles were carried round behind the high altar as ambulatories.Advertisement
The church of St Nicholas is a large and handsome structure in various styles of architecture, and consists of nave, chancel and aisles, with a square embattled tower having pinnacles at the angles.
Where there is a second high altar, it is generally at the end of the choir or chancel.
On this occasion a stone altar, consisting of a flat slab resting upon three other upright slabs, was presented to the parish, and was set up in the church at the east wall of the chancel.
There are several ancient churches and convents, in one of which the interior of the chancel roof is inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
The church of St Mary was built mainly c. 1817, but the chancel belonged to a former church, and retains a Decorated east window and other good details.
The ancient parish church of St Mary Magdalen retains Norman work in the chancel, which terminates in an eastern apse.
It has a central tower surmounted by a spire of the 14th century, which necessitated the building of a massive stone screen across the chancel arch to support the piers.
Buildings include town-hall and county-hall, with St Mary's church of the 13th century, with chancel of the 16th.
The once monastic church of St Mary is rebuilt, excepting the central tower and part of the chancel.
His remaining years were full of troubles and persecutions nobly borne, till at last, worn out by them, he died on the 17th of November 1668; and the mourners, remembering their beloved minister's words while yet with them, "If I should die fifty miles away, let me be buried at Taunton," found a grave for him in St Mary's chancel.
The church of St Botolph is of Norman foundation, but the nave is principally Decorated and the chancel Perpendicular, and the tower, having fallen down, was rebuilt in 1628.
The nave and chancel have undergone modern restoration.
The chancel, which is without aisles, terminates in an apse.
With regard to the Pre-Reformation period in England, it is of interest to note that by the constitutions of Archbishop Winchelsey, 1305, it was the duty of the parish to provide for the parish church, among other objects, the images of Christ on the Cross, of the saint to whom the church was dedicated, to be placed in the chancel, and of other saints.
Ridsdale, 1876 (1 P. & D., 316), a metal crucifix on the centre of the chancel screen was declared illegal as being in danger of being used superstitiously, and in the same case pictures or rather coloured reliefs representing the "Stations of the Cross" were ordered to be removed on the ground that they had been erected without a faculty, and were also considered unlawful by Lord Penzance as connected with certain superstitious devotion authorized by the Roman church.
The magnificent chancel (1349-1372), with the 14thcentury crypt below, rests on massive substructures, known as the Cavate.
The twin towers are set between the chancel and nave.
A much earlier church formerly occupied the site, and of this the crypt remains beneath the existing chancel.
In cathedrals, monastic churches and the larger parish churches the stalls are fixed seats enclosed at the back and separated at the sides by high projecting arms, and placed in one or more rows on the north and south sides of the choir or chancel, running from the sanctuary to the screen or chancel arch.
St James's church is also a fine Perpendicular building, with a modern chancel, and without a tower.
In the wall of the chancel, a medallion and inscription long distinguished the tomb of Columbus, whose remains were removed hither from Santo Domingo in 1796.
Besides a number of handsome modern churches, among which is a Roman Catholic cathedral, Portsmouth possesses, in the church of St Thomas a Becket, a fine cruciform building dating from the second half of the 12th century, in which the chancel and transepts are original, but the nave and tower date from 1698, and the whole was extensively restored in 1904.
The church of St James, extensively restored by Sir Gilbert Scott, is Early English in its oldest part, the chancel.
The church of All Saints, late Perpendicular, consisting of chancel with aisles and two chapels, was restored in 1630 and in modern times.
The chancel is the property of the duke of Norfolk and is screened from the rest of the building, although in 1880 this exercise of right by the owner was made the subject of an action at law and subsequent appeal.
The church of St Augustine is modern; of the parish church of the 14th century only the tower and chancel remain.
It previously consisted of a tower and chancel (with a fine Decorated window) built by Bishop Gower, the piers of the chancel arch being partly built on earlier Norman work, the Herbert Chapel (originally St Ann's) of about the same date as the chancel and rebuilt in the early part of the 16th century, and a nave built in 1739.
The insignia of the Anglican bishop are the rochet and the chimere, and the episcopal throne on the gospel side of the chancel of the cathedral church.
He was buried in the latter town, in the chancel of Holy Trinity church, where a monument was erected to his memory.
The child was registered as "Glory," and, at the christening service in the chapel of the Abode, hymns were sung in its honour as it 'lay in a jewelled cradle in the chancel.
The chancel, surrounded with radiating chapels, is a fine example of early Gothic. Underneath it there is a crypt of the i i th century restored in the 15th century.
Among the churches St Cyprian's (Anglican), in Smith Street, has a hand some chancel.
The church of St Mary, entirely Perpendicular, with parvise, chancel, nave, aisles, porch, and tower 80 ft.
There are some Decorated canopied tombs, and the chancel stalls are of the i 5th century.
It was originally Norman of the 12th century, and the chancel arch and low vaulted chancel, in this style, are very fine.
But the custom of England transferred this burden to the parishioners, and some particular local customs (as in the city of London) placed even the burden of repair of the chancel on them.
This edifice, in the Perpendicular style, opened for public worship in 1821, occupies the site of the ancient chancel and transepts, though differing in style and proportions from the original structure.
It is a fine cruciform building, mainly of Early English date, with a crypt beneath the chancel.
The chancel contains some superb Jacobean carved oak screens, with stalls of earlier date.
Noticeable for its high roof, low tower and dwarf spire, the church consists of an aisleless nave, chancel (adorned with Chantrey's statue of the 1st duke) and transepts.
He was buried in the cathedral, where his effigy was found in the chancel.
The remains include the vestry, the southern transept (the famous rose window of which is still entire), part of the chancel, the southern wall of the nave, part of the entrance towers and the western doorway.
In the chancel of the parish church of St Mary, a building ranging from Transitional Norman to Perpendicular, is buried Lord Howard, the commander of the English navy against the Spanish Armada.
A stone chancel screen and a Norman font are also preserved.
The north aisle lies through the arcade; the archway behind is into the north aisle chapel, beside the chancel.
The chancel aisles have four bays, the fourth also belonging to the retrochoir.
In the chancel is a 14th century alabaster statue of a knight, the only example of its kind in Hertfordshire.
Replica of the brass of Adam Bacon, set in the rather alarming chancel carpet.
To the east a further three bays to nave and aisles, and a two bayed chancel with three sided E apse.
Above the chancel arch, there is a doom painting.
The one in the chancel is a warning against Sabbath breakers.
In the upper lights of the south chancel window are angels of the Precious Blood swinging censers.
Mention should also be made of the wooden columns that divide the chancel from the Yale Chapel.
A small apsidal chancel had been added in 1870.
Beyond it, the grand 14th century chancel, rudely filling almost the entire east end of the graveyard.
Architecture The church consists of a nave and slightly narrower chancel, a west tower and a south vestry.
Finally, step up into the wholly Victorian chancel.
Wall marks indicate where memorials were formerly set on either side of the window, these now removed to north chancel.
In the south chancel chapel is the famous St Edmund bench end, attached to a modern bench.
Roof covering both nave and chancel of 8 bays with arch-braced collars.
Chancel arch truss distinguished by its angular wooden corbels; the roof between the trusses paneled over in wood.
It has a 12th century crypt and a medieval chancel.
The chancel window is of beautifully stained glass, on which are represented the four evangelists, and the crucifixion.
A feature of the nave over the chancel arch and along the walls are the 19 th century frescoes by Edward Frampton.
Some 18thC gravestones are set just to the south of the chancel, the earliest noted being of 1766.
To us today the 20th Century decision to extend the church by the building of a chancel in a totally different style seems ill-advised.
Tho not immediately intelligible this could be reflect the corner of the original south chancel before its northern counterpart was added.
Chancel roofline is lower than the nave and has decorative ironwork along the ridge.
It had a knave and chancel and the knave is all that remains.
The great glory of the chancel is the triple lancet Holy Trinity window by Dunstan Powell.
On the south side below the chancel arch is a carved oak eagle lectern.
The steps to the rood loft are still visible in the chancel arch.
Also in the chancel are 26 fine 15th century carved misericords.
The western part comprises a nave, and to its east is the choir or chancel.
Others include a guild altar piscina in the nave, and some woodwork in the chancel - nothing substantial, but lovingly preserved.
The chancel contains in the south wall an ancient piscina.
The stair case, which led to the rood loft, remains, and in the chancel is a beautiful piscina.
The chancel is just a poised arch with a wooden pulpit below.
A beautiful stone pulpit stands on the north side of the chancel arch.
Two partly blocked C14 chancel windows remain with carved quatrefoils in blank frieze on jambs and fragments of tracery.
Red sandstone quoins define the original chancel, at its juncture with the present nave.
Chancel and south aisle presumed to be early 15thC, but east wall of former partially reconstructed.
The chancel, built at the expense of the lay rectors, is fitted with oak seats.
Turning ahead of you to the new chancel, there is the mighty alabaster reredos.
The Chancel with its ornate reredos is of a later design by Peter Paul Pugin in 1881.
The tall chancel arch has an anchor rood above the plain stone screen that divides the main sections of the church.
They were sometimes surmounted by the royal arms, although this more commonly took the place of the former rood above the chancel arch.
Guarding the entrance to the Victorian chancel is one of the best 15th century rood screens in the area.
Pevsner was rather sniffy about the interior, considering the chancel ' truly terrible ' .
The history of chancel repair is ancient, dating back prior to 1189 and is linked with the old right to collect tithes.
The chancel E window of five lights has panel tracery.. .
The north chancel aisle, known as the Piper Choir, has quadripartite rib vaulting.
Parts of the chancel walls are of 13th century date, and the north vestry is of the 14th century.
An unusual modern vestry adjoins the 19th century chancel.
Kentish visitations reveal, moreover, that it was not simply the chancel which remained an issue.
The wreathed arch over the passage into the chancel, is of curious workmanship.
The central tower of a church over the intersection of the nave and chancel with the transepts is sometimes called the " rood tower "; an example is that at Notre Dame at Paris.
The west front and a large portion of the north half of the nave and aisle have perished, but the remains include the rest of the nave, the two transepts, the chancel and choir, the two western piers of the tower and the sculptured roof of the east end.
To the Early English chancel a very wide north aisle, resembling a second nave, was added in the Decorated period, and the general appearance of the chancel, with its north aisle and Lady-chapel, is Decorated.
Also in the chancel, below the C15 east window, is a carved reredos of the Last Supper.
The organ was moved to the east end of the north aisle and a robed choir sat in the chancel.
Outside, on the south wall of the chancel, there is a medieval scratch dial.
Right of the chancel are the 3 sedilia seats for the medieval mass, in which the priest, deacon and sub deacon sat.
The spacious chancel is separated from the nave and aisles by a lofty carved wooden screen and contains some ancient and modem monuments.
Rather too taken care of was one of Suffolk 's largest Easter sepulchers, up in the chancel.
Pevsner was rather sniffy about the interior, considering the chancel ' truly terrible '.
The chancel, the nave arcades and the south aisle were rebuilt in the 13th century.
Another of the most striking features of the kirk is the double row of dark carved stalls in the chancel.
In the largest painting, round the chancel arch, souls are being summoned from their graves by trumpeting angels.
The modern church consists of a chancel, organ chamber and vestry on the north, nave, and north aisle.
There is also a vestry on the south side of the chancel.
East of the chancel some weathered slabs may be 18thC.
In English churches these stairs generally run up in a small turret in the wall at the west end of the chancel; often this also leads out on to the roof.
She made her debut at the Comedie Frangaise in 1699, in La Grange Chancel's Oreste et Pylade, and was at once received as societaire.
The collegiate church at Dammartin was founded by him in 1480, and his tomb and effigy are in the chancel.