Chancel arch

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(Arch.) the arch which spans the main opening, leading to the chancel.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It involves nearly 2,000 knitted and crocheted poppies hanging in cascades, at visitors' feet and suspended from the chancel arch.
At Berwick his mural for the wall over the chancel arch presented Christ in Glory with, on one side, three kneeling servicemen in uniform, all based on local men: Mr Weller (sailor), Mr Huphrey (airman), and Douglas Hemming, a soldier and 'son of the local station master', who was to die in service at Caen in 1944, aged 26.
According to a newspaper report of the time: "The first cement block ever made in the world for a church was made on May 4, 1906, and placed about the chancel arch."
The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Stainton has a 13th century chancel arch and a tower dating from the 15th century.The Parish originally covered Thornaby, the old church on Thornaby Green was a chapel dependent on the mother church at Stainton.
All Saints' Church dates from the early 13th century, and still retains part of up to seven examples of medieval and post-medieval wall paintings, the most significant of these being on the chancel arch wall, the earliest of which dates from the 13th century.
ST MARTIN OF TOURS CHURCH, HAVERFORDWEST - PS100,000 St Martins is Grade II* listed as a church of early medieval origins, retaining good 14th Century Gothic chancel arch, sedilia, piscina and porch niches.
Inside, a false hammer beam nave roof; chancel arch with polished granite corbel shafts - stained glass E window by Heaton, Butler & Bayne 1899."
The modern study of the Green Man started in the 1930s with the folklorist Julia Somerset, Lady Raglan (1901-71), when her attention was drawn to heads disgorging foliage on the chancel arch on the 14th-century church at Llangwm Uchaf near her home in Monmouthshire.
Once removed in the 1960s, the magnificent crucifix was hung in the chancel arch in the early 1990s when much restoration work was being done to highlight Pugin's designs which even include the curtains on either side of the altar.
Derbes and Sandona single out the chancel arch of the chapel as the focal point of their multiple reading of the frescoes and question the positioning of two frescoes: the Pact of Judas and the Visitation.
The only remaining change made since 1248 is a wide chancel arch, which was more suitable to Protestant services than the narrow medieval arch.