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Methodist Church

  1. 1. Vanessa & Holly
  2. 2. <ul><li>Methodist church’s are usually rectangular with a large raised pulpit at the front.  </li></ul><ul><li>This overshadows everything except the organ which is usually behind the pulpit.  </li></ul><ul><li>Methodism is said to have been 'born in song', hence the importance on the organ to lead the worshippers in singing and the choir which has a prominent position in front of the organ.    </li></ul><ul><li>The communion table is usually very small with perhaps a cross, Bible and font on it. </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Pulpit </li></ul><ul><li>A pulpit is a small elevated platform where a member of the clergy stands in order to read the Gospel lesson and deliver a sermon. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Organ </li></ul><ul><li>The organ is a keyboard instrument of one or more divisions, each played with its own a keyboard played either with the hands or with the feet. </li></ul><ul><li>The organ is one of the oldest musical instruments in the Western musical tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>By around the eighth century it had overcome early associations with gladitorial combat and assumed a prominent place in the liturgy of the western church; more recently it has remerged as a secular and recital instrument. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Communion Table </li></ul><ul><li>The table in Christian churches where communion is given. </li></ul><ul><li>It sits in the middle of the church and the vicar/priest stands there while he gives the service to the public in the church. </li></ul><ul><li>The communion table sits in the church and the vicar/priest will lay the food bread on it. Also he will have the lighted candles on the table. </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Pews </li></ul><ul><li>A pew is a long bench used for seating members of a church's congregation. </li></ul><ul><li>Pews are generally made of wood and arranged in rows facing the altar in a church. </li></ul><ul><li>This area where the congregation sits is called the nave. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a pathway is left between pews in the centre of the sanctuary to allow for a procession; some have bench like cushioned seating. </li></ul><ul><li>Many pews have slots behind each pew; these may hold Bibles and hymnals as well as other church literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the church may also provide stations on certain rows that allow the hearing impaired to use headsets in order to hear the sermon. </li></ul><ul><li>In many churches pews are permanently attached to the floor. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Bell Tower </li></ul><ul><li>A tower containing one or more bells, typically part of a church, is a bell tower; attached to a city hall or other civic building, it is usually named belfry; the occasional free standing one may be referred to by its Italian name, campanile. </li></ul><ul><li>Such towers are now rarely constructed but are kept primarily for their historic value. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Font </li></ul><ul><li>A baptismal font is an article of church furniture or a fixture used for the baptism of children and adults. </li></ul><ul><li>The fonts of many Christian denominations are intended for baptisms using a non-immersion method, such as aspersion or affusion. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Graveyard </li></ul><ul><li>Where the corpse’s are buried, if they are to the Christian Faith. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be visited by family and friends of the loss. </li></ul><ul><li>A remembered soul of the dead. </li></ul>