Technical terms in the previous articles which are followed by an asterisk are explained below.

Advowson’: Right of appointing the minister of a living.
Alb’: White linen garment worn by the ministers at Mass.
Amice’: A square or oblong linen cloth with strings attached worn round the neck of the priest when celebrating Mass.
Antiphonal’: Book containing musical settings for the services.
Ashlar’: Masonry of hewn stone usually in thin slabs to face rubble or brick wall.
Assumption of the Blessed Virigin Mary’: The belief that when the Blessed Virgin Mary died, she was immediately received bodily into heaven, rather than being buried to await the Day of Judgement. In the Western Church, the Feast of the Assumption was celebrated on 15 August.
Banners’: For use in processions, perhaps connected with the village guilds.
Breviary’: Book containing the Psalms, hymns, lessons, etc., to be recited in the services.
Chrismatory’: Small vessel used for holy oils.
Cloth of Tyssew’: Cloth of silk and silver, or silver and gold.
Clunch’: Soft limestone.
Corporal’: A square piece of linen on which the bread and wine are placed and consecrated during the Mass.
Erratics’: Stones, transported from their original locality by glacial action.
Gradual’: The antiphon sung after the Epistle.
Guild’: In this case, a religious organisation, essentially like a friendly soci ety, for charitable and devotional ends.
Maniple’: A strip of silk worn over the left arm by the ministers at Mass.
Manual’: The book containing the forms prescribed to the parish priest for the administration of the sacraments.
Martyrology’: An official register of Christian Martyrs, with the dates on which they should be celebrated.
Missal’: Book with all necessary texts and instructions for the celebration of Mass throughout the year.
Ordinal’: A manual to acquaint the priest with the Office to recited in accord with variations in the ecclesiastical year.
Paten’: Dish used for the bread or wafer at Communion.
Psalter’: Book of Psalms.
Pyx’: Small box, usually of precious metal used for storage and carrying of the Host [the consecrated wafers/bread, representing the body of Christ.
Reredos’: A structure above and behind an altar, which may consist of any thing from an elaborately carved stone screen to a simple curtain.
Rochet’: A white vestment resembling a surplice, but with tight sleeves.
Stole’: Liturgical vestment consisting of a strip of silk c. 8′ by 4″ worn by priests (like scarf) and deacons (like sash).
Thurible’: A metal vessel, usually suspended on a chain so that it may be swung around, for burning incense. Also known as a ‘censer’.
Troper’: A collection of sequences, i.e. the text and music sung on special days between the Gradual and the Gospel. A surviving example is the hymn ‘Veni sancte Spiritus’ [Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire, Hymns A&M 157] used at Whitsun.
Veil’: liturgical cloth used for covering holy objects, for example, the chalice.

Contributors include:

Debbie Banham Gina Garfit Leon Lovett
Joan Banks Will Garfit John McNeil
Ann Barter Julian Hammond John Maddison
Colin Barter Norman Hammond Peter Owen-Jones
Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle Jose Hopkins Jean Sayers
Nicholas Branson Rosemary Horrox Michael Sayers
Ruth Chippindale David Isitt Derek Tombs
Geoff Coombe Verity Isitt Jennie Tombs
Kate Coombe Tony Legge Jean Wilson
Ann Garbutt James Long

The plan of the church is reprinted with permission of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

The wood engraving of the interior is taken from the book ‘The Wood Engravings of Gwen Raverat’, published by Faber & Faber Ltd, who have kindly permitted us to include it in the guide.

Revised edition of church guide prepared by Jean Wilson 2010.

Web version originally prepared by Mike Sayers 2010

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