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Glossary of terms

This section lists some common words and terms used in the Church of England. Cclick on the first letter of the word and a list of words beginning with that letter will appear. Click on more.. for that word for an explanation.  This will open a separate window with the description and, in some cases, an image.


Intercessions

Prayers for the Church, the world, clergy and laity, the suffering and the dead, usually included as one of the Common Worship or Book of Common Prayer services.

Introit

A hymn, psalm, or anthem that is sung as the ministers enter to begin the eucharist. The term is from Latin, "to go in" or "enter".