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.


This is God's sacred name, used over 7,000 times in the Old Testament.

Jesus remember me

One of the criminals crucified with Jesus said to Jesus 'Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom'. These words were put into a hymn and they are used as a response in the psalm at Sung Morning Prayer at St Margaret's.

The hymn comes from the Tais International Ecumenical Community which began in France in 1940 and which, incidentally, our Archbishop, Rowan Williams, and his family has also visited.

The music is by Jacques Berthier (1923-1994) who first composed music for Tais in 1955 and who subsequently was organist at the Church of the Jesuits in Paris.