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Rooms and areas in religious buildings

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noun

a curved area at one end of a church

cell

noun

a small room where a monk or a nun sleeps in a religious community

chancel

noun

the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony

chapel

noun

a separate room or area within a church where people can go to pray or worship on their own

choir

noun

the part of a church where the choir sits

choir stalls

noun

the seats in a church where the choir sits

crypt

noun

an underground room where the bodies of dead people are buried, usually under a church

holy of holies

noun

the central and most holy part of a Jewish temple (=building where God is worshipped)

loft

noun

an upper floor built out from the wall in a church, where the organ is often found

nave

noun

the long central part of a church where people sit

presbytery

noun

the part of a church where the priests or other officials sit

pulpit

noun

the place where a priest stands to talk to people in a church

sacristy

noun

a room in a church where holy objects and special clothes for ceremonies are kept

sanctuary

noun

the most holy part of a religious building

sanctum

noun

an inner room in a holy place such as a temple

stall

noun

a seat in a church in which a priest or singer sits

transept

noun

one of the two parts of a church that are built across the main part and make the church form the shape of a cross

vault

noun

an underground room where people’s bodies are buried, especially under a church

vestry

noun

a room in a church used for storing things

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