Glossary

  • Incumbent

    The priest who is in charge of church life in a particular benefice. Depending on the parish his/her title may be Vicar, Rector or Priest-in-Charge

  • Intercessions

    (In a service) a time of prayer asking for God's assistance.

  • Inventory

    A list of all objects owned by the cathedral chapter that is thought to be of architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest.

  • Kingdom

    One of the key elements of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament.

  • Lay

    All people in the church, often used for those who are not ordained.

  • Lent

    A season (from Ash Wednesday until Easter Eve) of self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for Easter. Its duration (forty days plus Sundays) recalls the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

     

  • Liturgy

    The public worship of the Church.

  • Minister

    A person with responsibility for the work of the church in worship, mission and pastoral care.

  • Ministry

    A general term for the work of the church in worship, mission and pastoral care.

  • Minster

    An honorific title given to large or important churches in the country. Examples include York Minster, Westminster and Southwell Minster.