Definition of chapel of ease in English:

chapel of ease

Syllabification: chap·el of ease


  • A chapel situated for the convenience of parishioners living a long distance from the parish church.
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    • St Joseph's Church was consecrated in April 1904 as a chapel of ease for St Michael's parish.
    • In 1860, this was extended to accommodate a school and chapel of ease for the local Church of Ireland community.
    • It was laid by the monks themselves, and the church at the top was a chapel of ease, where pilgrims would rest on the way to seeing Hailes's phial of holy blood.

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