The Church

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apse /æps/ the curved inside end of a building, especially the east end of a church

The tall apse windows give better illumination to the east end.


congregation /kɒŋɡrəˈɡeɪʃən/ a group of people gathered together in a church

The congregation knelt to pray.


Methodist /ˈmeθədɪst/ belonging to a Christian religious group that follows the ideas of John Wesley

The Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1837 and then rebuilt on the same site in 1877.


martyr /ˈmɑːtə/ someone who dies for their religious beliefs and is admired by people for this

St Stephen,was the first Christian martyr.


Epistle to the Hebrews /ˈhiːbruː/ one of the books of the New Testament

The Epistle to the Hebrews is traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle.

emulate /ˈemjəleɪt/ to do something or behave in the same way as someone else, especially because you admire them

He hoped to emulate the success of Wilder.


implement /ˈɪmpləment/ a tool, especially one used for outdoor physical work

The native women grind the wheat with heavy stone implements.


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