chapel of ease


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chapel of ease

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a church built to accommodate those living at a distance from the parish church
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On the other hand, there was Tyke, a man entirely given to his clerical office, who was simply curate at a chapel of ease in St.
Tyke, a zealous able man, who, officiating at a chapel of ease, had not a cure of souls too extensive to leave him ample time for the new duty.
No more tempting approach could be imagined for the luke-warm Christian, and if he still finds the walk too long, the devil is defeated all the same, Science having built Holy Trinity, a Chapel of Ease, near the Charles', and roofed it with tin.
Located distantly from Aston Parish Church, it had its own chapel of ease, so called because it was easier for its parishioners to reach.
The small barn-like church operated as a chapel of ease in the parish of Aysgarth from about 1600AD and still retains features from earlier days.
Midhopestones, near Sheffield, a chapel of ease rebuilt in 1703 has a good example of early box pews, some of which have the occupants' names on them.
St James's Church, which stands in the heart of the quiet village, was built in 1858 as a Chapel of Ease to the parish of Bywell St Andrews, to enable parishioners to attend services more easily.
It will signpost visitors to a number of hidden gems such as St Rychwyn's Church, Llanrhychwyn - supposedly the oldest surviving church in Wales and known as Llywelyn the Great's old church - and St Mary's, Trefriw built about 1230 by Llywelyn as a chapel of ease for his wife Joan.
Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, had told parishioners in the Laghey Bar area of Donegal that they could celebrate mass "occasionally" at the Chapel Of Ease.
The guest of honour was the Rev Mick Vincent, vicar of St Paul's Parish Church in Stockingford - which was referred to by George Eliot as the Chapel of Ease at Paddiford Common, in her novel Scenes from Clerical Life.
The cathedral's slightly softened stark simplicity soothes, from the alabaster-filtered light -- which gives off the illusion of incense drifting away -- to the woods of the ceiling and plainness of the walls, these turn what could have been a 2,400-seat religious amphitheater into a chapel of ease.
Walk back to the lane, but detour left on the way to the medieval chapel of ease, a striking sight on a low rise in a field.