The central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation. In traditional Western churches it is rectangular, separated from the chancel by a step or rail, and from adjacent aisles by pillars.
- The plan of the church is essentially traditional with nave, altar, side chapel and confessional booths.
- Back then it was known as St. Mary's, and consisted of no more than a simple rectangular nave and chancel.
- The chancel and nave of the church date back to the 12th century, but it is also believed a Saxon church once stood there before and a Roman building before this.
Late 17th century: from Latin navis 'ship'.
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