A body of elders in the early Christian church.
A judicatory consisting of all the ministers within a certain district, and one layman, who is a ruling elder, from each parish or church, commissioned to represent the church in conjunction with the pastor. This body has a general jurisdiction over the churches under its care, and next below the provincial synod in authority.
That part of the church reserved for the officiating priest.
The residence of a priest or clergyman.
Part of the chancel beyond the choir sanctuary.
the place where the clergy sat during mass. They flanked the bishop. In some early churches special semi-circular stepped platforms are found for this function.
the group of pastors and deacons who are invited by a local congregation to examine a candidate for ordination and make recommendation to the church concerning the wisdom of ordaining such a person.
Choir area of church (East end!). Term used particularly often on church sites, and derives from monastic use when priests occupied that space. Chancel refers to the same area, especially when it is screened-off.
The second level of church court which includes a number of congregations in a geographical area. The Presbytery consists of all the Ministers in those congregations and an equal number of Representative Elders. Chalmers is in the Presbytery of Hamilton. The Presbytery of Hamilton includes approximately 35 congregations in the cities of Burlington and Hamilton and the surrounding rural area.
building reserved for the officiating clergy
a group of pastors and churches within our denomination
the part of the church lying east of the choir, where the high altar is placed
Area of a church around the main altar. Reserved for the clergy, it is separated from the central nave by a balustrade.
(i) the sanctuary, or eastern part of the chancel beyond the choir(ii) in the Roman Catholic Church it is the residence of the priest
a council made up of ministers and Elders from churches in a particular geographical area, having oversight of all ministers, Kirk Sessions and congregations within its bounds
( presbetrie), ecclesiastical court of the ministers and elders of a district of several parishes.
the section of a church reserved for the clergy.
A geographical governing body of an association of Presbyterian churches.
The area east of the Choir which contains or features the High Altar. The area of a church or cathedral reserved for the clergy.
one of 49 middle-ranking Church of Scotland courts, made up of ministers, elders and deacons
A presbytery is the home of a priest or priests, usually situated in the parish in which the priest ministers.
The eastern most end of a church where the High Altar is kept.
The east end of the church contining the high alter