My chair was near the chancel rail, I now turned toward the west end of the church.
Since 1996, Bolding has been director of the chancel Choir (renamed The Inspirational Voices of Abyssinian in 2008).
One priest who had taken the oath was stoned in his church, another was hanged from the chancel lamp.
The nave, then as now, was the charge of the parish; the chancel, of the rector.
Dosser, dos′er, n. a rich hanging of tapestry for the walls of a hall or of a chancel: a pannier.
She saw them sitting in their pew far down toward the chancel.
The sharp end of this I inserted in a hole in the left-hand gatepost of the chancel gateway.
It was evening service, and the nave was thronged from chancel to porch.
At the chancel gate I held up my lamp and flashed the light at the dagger.
Simultaneously from the chancel came a great cry: "Libera nos, Domine!"
c.1300, "part of the church around the altar," from Old French chancel, from Late Latin cancellus "lattice," from Latin cancelli (plural) "grating, bars" (see cancel); sense extended in Late Latin from the lattice-work that separated the choir from the nave in a church to the space itself.