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.


The largest area of a church at the western end where the congregation is seated.  The word 'nave' comes from the Latin word 'navis' meaning a ship.