Place of Worship - Names Used For Places of Worship - Christianity


  • Basilica (Roman Catholic)
  • Cathedral or minster (seat of a diocesan bishop within the Catholic church and the Anglican church)
  • Chapel ("Capel" in Welsh) – Presbyterian Church of Wales (Calvinistic Methodism), and some other denominations, especially non-conformist denominations. In Catholicism and Anglicanism, some smaller and "private" places of worship are called chapels.
  • Church – Anglican, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Protestant denominations
    The word church derives from the Greek ekklesia, meaning the called out ones. Its original meaning is to refer to the body of believers, or the body of Christ. Whilst the word church is used to refer to a Christian place of worship by some Christian denominations including Anglicans and Roman Catholics, other Christian denominations, including the Religious Society of Friends, Mennonites, Christadelphians, and some unitarians, object to the use of the word church to refer to a building, as they argue that this word should be reserved for the body of believers who worship there. Instead, these groups use words sucom Hall to identify their places of worship, and seldom, if ever, use the word 'church' to describe any building in use by them for the purpose of such assembly.
  • Kirk (Scottish–cognate with church)
  • Meeting House – Religious Society of Friends
  • Meeting house – Christadelphians
  • meetinghouse and temple – Mormons
    Latter-day Saints use meetinghouse and temple to denote two different types of buildings. Normal worship services are held in ward meeting houses (or chapels) while Mormon temples are reserved for special ordinances.
  • and Pentecostal Church – Jesus Is Lord
    Christian Fellowship use Place Of Worship and Church Service to denote two different types of buildings. Normal worship services are held in Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum 97 Cromwell Rd, SW7 4DN ward meeting place (or church service)].
  • Temple – French Protestants
    Protestant denominations installed in France in the early modern era use the word temple (as opposed to church, supposed to be Roman Catholic); some more recently built temples are called church.
    • Orthodox temple – Orthodox Christianity (both Eastern and Oriental)
      an Orthodox temple is a place of worship with base shaped like Greek cross.
  • Kingdom Hall – Jehovah's Witnesses may apply the term in a general way to any meeting place used for their formal meetings for worship, but apply the term formally to those places established by and for local congregations of up to 200 adherents. Their multi-congregation events are typically held at a meeting place termed Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (or Christian Convention Center of Jehovah's Witnesses).

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