Parish church

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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.wikipedia
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Parish

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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.
A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or more curates, and who operates from a parish church.

Church architecture

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The church building reflects this status, and there is considerable variety in the size and style of parish churches.
However, far more numerous were the parish churches in Christendom, the focus of Christian devotion in every town and village.

Church of England parish church

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Nearly every part of England is designated as a parish, and most parishes have an Anglican parish church, which is consecrated.
A parish church in the Church of England is the church which acts as the religious centre for the people within the smallest and most basic Church of England administrative region, the parish – since the 19th century called the ecclesiastical parish (outside meetings of the church) to avoid confusion with the civil parish which many towns and villages have.

Chapel of ease

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These churches do not have the legal or religious status of 'parish church' and may be described by a variety of terms, such as chapel of ease or mission church.
A chapel of ease (or chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.

Cathedral

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In cities without an Anglican cathedral, the parish church may have administrative functions similar to that of a cathedral.
Church buildings embodying the functions of a cathedral first appeared in Italy, Gaul, Spain and North Africa in the 4th century, but cathedrals did not become universal within the Western Catholic Church until the 12th century, by which time they had developed architectural forms, institutional structures and legal identities distinct from parish churches, monastic churches and episcopal residences.

England

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In England, the parish church is the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches.
Expanding on the Norman base there was also castles, palaces, great houses, universities and parish churches.

Parish Centre of Worship

If there is no parish church, the bishop licenses another building for worship, and may designate it as a parish centre of worship.
A Parish Centre of Worship is a church or other building licensed as such by the diocesan bishop in the Church of England, usually where there is no parish church.

Constitution of Massachusetts

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In Massachusetts, towns elected publicly funded parish churches from 1780 until 1834, under the Constitution of Massachusetts.
This article established the possibility of "town religions" by allowing the state legislature, though Massachusetts cannot declare or recognize a state religion, to require towns to pay for the upkeep of a Protestant church out of local tax funds, with the town to determine by majority vote the denomination it would support as its parish church.

Parish in the Catholic Church

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Each parish has a single seat of worship, the parish church.

Christianity

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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.

Church (congregation)

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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.

Rural area

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In many parts of the world, especially in rural areas, the parish church may play a significant role in community activities, often allowing its premises to be used for non-religious community events.

Village

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Many villages in Europe have churches that date back to the Middle Ages, but all periods of architecture are represented.

Europe

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Many villages in Europe have churches that date back to the Middle Ages, but all periods of architecture are represented.

Middle Ages

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Many villages in Europe have churches that date back to the Middle Ages, but all periods of architecture are represented.

Episcopal polity

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In England, the parish church is the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches.

Bishop

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If there is no parish church, the bishop licenses another building for worship, and may designate it as a parish centre of worship.

Consecration

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Nearly every part of England is designated as a parish, and most parishes have an Anglican parish church, which is consecrated.

Community centre

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Instead the church may use community centres or the facilities of a local church of another denomination.

Minister (Christianity)

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Often the parish church will be the only one to have a full-time minister, who will also serve any smaller churches within the parish.

Diocese

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However, the diocese will still have a cathedral.

Catholic Church

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In the Catholic Church, as the seat of worship for the parish, this church is the one where the members of the parish must go for baptisms and weddings, unless permission is given by the parish priest (US 'pastor') for celebrating these sacraments elsewhere.

Baptism

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In the Catholic Church, as the seat of worship for the parish, this church is the one where the members of the parish must go for baptisms and weddings, unless permission is given by the parish priest (US 'pastor') for celebrating these sacraments elsewhere.

Priest

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In the Catholic Church, as the seat of worship for the parish, this church is the one where the members of the parish must go for baptisms and weddings, unless permission is given by the parish priest (US 'pastor') for celebrating these sacraments elsewhere.

Pastor

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In the Catholic Church, as the seat of worship for the parish, this church is the one where the members of the parish must go for baptisms and weddings, unless permission is given by the parish priest (US 'pastor') for celebrating these sacraments elsewhere.