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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In that century, as today, Wixford was not an independent parish with its own priest, but a chapel-of-ease, sharing its vicar with nearby Exhall.
It was designed by W Hale as a chapel-of-ease to St Mary's Church in Moseley.
Even a few buildings managed to get built, such as Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, or my favourite, the Chapel-of-Ease at Guyhirn, near March in Cambridgeshire.
Holmfirth Holy Trinity Church's origins date back to 1472 when a chapel-of-ease was consecrated on the site.
Sometimes chapels are housed within churches; sometimes a chapel is a separate building built and consecrated as a "chapel-of-ease" so that parishioners don't have to travel long distances to the main church.