There are many words and terms that are used day to day in the Anglican Christian tradition that may be unfamiliar. Each of the Cathedrals described here is an historic building, with unique architectural features, displaying artistic treasures as part of our living heritage. All of this demands rich and specialised vocabularies that might be outside everyday experience.
This glossary is our attempt to make this language and terminology more accessible to all, in order to encourage a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of what these Cathedrals offer.
All you need to do is look for a word or phrase that you'd like to read the definition for - you can search for a term or browse by letter to find the explanation. Most definitions also have links to related terms.
Currently there are 120 terms and 121 definitions in our glossary.
As well as the short definitions available from the glossary, we also have some longer articles:
If you have any amendments to make or suggestions for other terms or words that you think it would be useful for us to explain, please get in touch with the Glossarist.
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The original core of this glossary was commissioned from Canon Phillip McFadyen of St George's Colegate, in Norwich.