So important is the Decalogue that it is given prominence by placing it in the chancel facing the altar, where the Eucharist is celebrated and the cathedra, the chair of the bishop, is found.
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.
Then we begin stripping the altar and the entire chancel while the choir and the congregation chant Psalm 22 antiphonally.
The chancel and nave of the church date back to the 12 th century, but it is also believed a Saxon church once stood there before and a Roman building before this.
For historical reasons, certain pieces of land (formerly known as glebe land) are subject to an obligation to bear the cost of repairs to the chancel of the local church.
He explains, moreover, the underlying meaning of chancel , altar, liturgy, rood and rood screen - their crucial role in separating parishioners from the stage and drama of the Mass.
He looks down on you with great tenderness, and over a chancel and nave on the walls of which the whole story of the bible is magically told in little bits of stone and glass.
But in Victorian times it suffered a slow demise, as barrel organs and harmoniums replaced the bands, and a surpliced choir in the chancel tended to supersede the old gallery singers, bringing a return to conventional art music.
We do not know at whose instance the Stratford monument was raised, but we do know that in August 1623 that invisible woman Ann Shakespeare died and was buried alongside her husband in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church.
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and is buried in the chancel of Trinity Church in Stratford.