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Religious and church buildings

abbey

noun

a large church with buildings connected to it where a group of monks or nuns live or used to live

basilica

noun

a large important Roman Catholic church

cathedral

noun

the most important church in an area that a bishop controls

chapel

noun

a small church, or a special room used as a church, where Christians can pray or worship

chapel

noun

a church where Nonconformists go to pray and worship

chapter house

noun

a building where the priests who work in a cathedral have their meetings

church

noun

a building that Christians go to in order to worship. Traditional churches usually contain an altar and long wooden seats facing the altar called pews. The place where the priest or minister stands to talk to the people is called a pulpit. A religious ceremony that takes place in a church is called a service

cloister

noun

a monastery or convent

convent

noun

a building where a community of nuns (=women members of a religious organization) live and work

deanery

noun

the house of the dean of a church

friary

noun

a building where a group of friars lives

hermitage

noun

a building where a group of religious hermits live

house of God

noun

a Christian church or other building where people worship God

kirk

noun

a church

manse

noun

a house provided for a minister in some Protestant churches

masjid

noun

a Muslim name for a mosque

meeting-house

noun

a place where Quakers meet and pray

minster

noun

a large and important church

monastery

noun

a building where a group of monks (=a religious community of men) lives and works

mosque

noun

a building in which Muslims worship

nunnery

noun

a convent

oratory

noun

a church or other building where Roman Catholics go to pray and worship

pagoda

noun

a Buddhist religious building with several levels, each of which has a roof that sticks out

parish church

noun

the main church or the only church in a parish

parsonage

noun

a house that the Anglican church provides for a parson to live in

presbytery

noun

the house where a Roman Catholic priest lives

priory

noun

a building where the members of a Christian religious community live

rectory

noun

a house that the rector of a church lives in

shrine

noun

a religious place built to remember a particular holy person or event

synagogue

noun

a building used by Jewish people for worship and religious study

tabernacle

noun

a name used by some Christian religious groups for their churches

temple

noun

a building used for worship in some religions, typically religions other than Christianity

temple

noun

a synagogue where Jewish people worship

vicarage

noun

a vicar’s house

place of worship

a church or other building where people hold religious ceremonies

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