church building

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: building - a place for public (especially Christian) worshipchurch building - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
abbey - a church associated with a monastery or convent
amen corner - area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
apse, apsis - a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
basilica - an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges; "the church was raised to the rank of basilica"
cathedral - any large and important church
duomo, cathedral - the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
bema, chancel, sanctuary - area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
church tower - the tower of a church
kirk - a Scottish church
lady chapel - a small chapel in a church; dedicated to the Virgin Mary
narthex - a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
nave - the central area of a church
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship - any building where congregations gather for prayer
presbytery - building reserved for the officiating clergy
rood screen - a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel
side chapel - a small chapel off the side aisle of a church
transept - structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles
sacristy, vestry - a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
References in classic literature ?
What I have said concerning the character of the schoolhouses and teachers will also apply quite accurately as a description of the church buildings and the ministers.
In Eastern Christian iconography, he is shown as a young beardless man with a tonsure, wearing a deacon's vestments, and often holding a miniature church building or a censer.
Jeremy Roath I am seeking any information about where it was mounted inside the original church building.
I would contend though that the church building really has been an albatross from the get-go, not because of finances but because of what it has done to the formation of the faith community and its mission.
This is only a small part of a much bigger report into church building.
The Methodist church building would house the amalgamated congregation, with the Presbyterian order of service and hymn book being used.
After the victory, Parliament voted through the Church Building Act 1818 which saw dozens of new churches built across England and Wales.
The new owner of the facility, CBC News said, intends to develop the site for a "mixed-use residential and commercial project, including a creative re-purposing of the former church building.
The churches were repaired several times, with their walls being chiseled in different decorative methods to restore that beautiful design of antiquity and to become that chef d'oeuvre in the world of church building in Lebanon.
I would like to assure your readers that the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Elders, Trustees and members cannot be held responsible for the condition of the church building when Sefton council came to the conclusion that the building required demolition.
The church building, constructed in 1832, sustained significant damage, including the collapse of its steeple.
That was the message from the congregation at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Eastern Green, after their church building and adjoining hall was attacked by arsonists.

Full browser ?