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Aumbry    -    Now used for the reserved sacrament, these were cupboards for Altar plate and other riches - relics etc.

Credence  -   Niche or shelf where the Eucharistic Elements are placed before consecration

Piscina     -   Basin usually stone, where the Chalice and Platen were rinsed by the priest after Mass

Sedilia   -   Stone seat(s) in south wall provided for celebrant and his assistants 


Bibliography - a selection of some works referred to

Sussex Archaeological Collections I to 139 - Journal of Sussex Archaeological Society, 1848 to date

Sussex Notes and Queries - Sussex Archaeological Society

A Companion to the English Parish Church - Stephen Friar - Sutton

The Saxon Churches of Sussex - E.A. Fisher - David & Charles

The Old Parish Churches of Sussex - Mike Salter

Ancient Churches of Sussex - Ken & Joyce Whiteman - S.B. Publications

Exploring Sussex Churches - John E. Vigar - Meresborough Books

Notes on Sussex Churches - Frederick Harrison - Combridge's

Some Sussex Fonts - Maud F. Drummond-Roberts - Southern Publishing Company

The Victorian Churches of Sussex - D. Robert Elleray - Phillimore

Sussex Places of Worship -  D. Robert Elleray

The Lost Churches of Brighton and Hove - D. Robert Elleray

An Historical Atlas of Sussex - Phillimore

England's Thousand Best Churches - Simon Jenkins - 

Victoria County History : Sussex

Domesday Book - Sussex  -  Phillimore

Various Church Guides etc

The Secular Use of Church Buildings - J.G. Davies - SCM Press 1968

English Church Furniture - J.C. Cox & A Harvey - Methuen

English Church Fittings, Furniture and Accessories - J.C. Cox - Batsford

Church Furnishing & Decoration in England & Wales - G Randall

Sussex Churches & Chapels

The Strict Baptist Chapels of England  Sussex - R F Chambers

A Survey of the Structural Development of Sussex Churches - J L Denham

Sussex Churches - J Allen

Churches and Chapels: Investigating Places of Worship - David Parsons

Recording a Church: An Illustrated Glossary - CBA

Discovering Church Architecture: A Glossary of Terms - Mark Child - Shire

Churches and other Antiquities of West Sussex - A.H. Peat & L. C. Halsted

Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture in Sussex - H.L. Jessop

How to Study an Old Church - A Needham

The Archaeology of the English Church - Rodwell

Inside Churches - A Guide to Church Furnishings

The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy - Adrian Fortescue

The Stripping of the Altars - Eamon Duffy

Buildings, Faith and Worship - Nigel Yates

Discovering Parish Boundaries - Angus Winchester - shire

Sussex Churches - Sharpe Collection

The Christian Altar - Pocknee

Providence Chapel Chichester - J.S. Reynolds


Links - to other sites which may be of interest


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