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|Noun||1.||church service - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"|
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
Divine Office - canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
church bell - a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church); "church bells were ringing all over town"
crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
hassock - a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church)
spire, steeple - a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
Puritanism - the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
banns - a public announcement of a proposed marriage
preaching, sermon, discourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
High Anglican Church, High Church - a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
separationist, separatist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
disestablish - deprive (an established church) of its status