Jenkins, too, seems to spend so much time in the nave of the church that he is often oblivious to what is happening in the apse.
Back then it was known as St. Mary's, and consisted of no more than a simple rectangular nave and chancel.
In the nave , the congregation receives light from large openings to the north, and smaller ones on the south side.
In the nave of the church, over the spot where St. Peter is buried, Bernini's High Altar soars to a height of 29 metres.
The nave of the church could not hold the thousand people who came, and arrangements were made to broadcast the service into other rooms.
The plan of the church is essentially traditional with nave , altar, side chapel and confessional booths.
The aisles and nave of the church are connected by arches which are held up by 18 imposing stone pillars made from well chiselled limestone.
The nave of the church still stood and displayed amazingly beautiful carvings of animals and humans, though all had been worn down by the ravages of time and weather.
Internally, the building is divided into a nave , transepts and side aisles composed of ornamental cast-iron columns and girders.
In a gothic cathedral, the nave is flanked by aisles which run parallel to it.