The part of a church near the altar, reserved for the clergy and choir, and typically separated from the nave by steps or a screen.
More example sentences
- Then we begin stripping the altar and the entire chancel while the choir and the congregation chant Psalm 22 antiphonally.
- A wrought-iron screen dividing the chancel and the nave impresses beyond words.
- The wrought-iron rail separating the chancel and the nave at St Wilfrid's Church, in the shadow of York Minster, was created by celebrated craftsman Wilfrid Dowson in 1948.
Definition of chancel in:
- The US English dictionary