church building


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Noun1.church 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
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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.
Albertus church in Bekasi, West Java was being constructed, the church building committee invited nearby communities, local government officials and police to a number of dialogues.
What does the demolition of a church building mean, theologically and personally?
The chancellor said the bishop tendered the offer to pay for the cost of demolition, approximately $201,000, to assist the parish as it prepares for an upcoming capital campaign to make improvements to the Rosary church building.
A coffee morning in aid of church building funds will take place at St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Eastfield Avenue, Monkseaton, on Saturday, June 23, from 10.30am-noon.
The grant received by the diocese will be used to purchase two $5,000 solar panels to help heat water in two church buildings, a $15,000 solar panel (with battery backup) to generate power for one church building and one $19,000 wind generator (2.5 kilowatt) for another church building.
In eight years they eventually raised the pounds 130,000 necessary to re-build St Catherine's and the new church building was completed in time for the Millennium.
The first church building, known as Methodist Episcopal Church, was at 10th Avenue and Willamette Street between 1857 and 1886.
Another is: 'If the present church building had to go, how and where would you continue your worship?' Ecumenical possibilities are suggested as a means of cutting costs.
A Methodist congregation that broke away from the national denomination does not have the right to keep the church building, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled.
Chicago, IL u Norwegians from Orkdal, Norway, traveled to Chicago for the dedication of an Illinois State Historical Society commemorative plaque placed at the original 1893 location of a replica medieval wooden Christian church building. The plaque describes the buildings role at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the building's journey there from Norway in 1893 and its return to Norway in 2016.

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