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Ancient Gothic Churches

William Pettit Griffiths

Ancient Gothic Churches

thier proportions and chromatics.

by William Pettit Griffiths

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The quire (choir) is the area between the nave and the 'sacred' area (the presbytery and sanctuary). The quire is separated from the nave by a 'rood screen'.

It often has choir stalls where members of the choir sit. Liturgical east end: The presbytery is where the priest(s) conduct liturgy, such as Mass.