Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28P A R I S H L I F E BEING EPISCOPALIAN – Where in the Church Am I? While the narthex and the nave are both under the same roof, they are two different places within a church. In addition, the sanctuary is located in the chancel, but not all the chancel area is part of the sanctuary. Here’s a brief overview about some of the different areas and locations in The Church.  altar (communion) rail – railing that runs around the outside of the altar  aumbry (or ambry) – a small cabinet or niche in a wall near the altar for storing reserved consecrated sacraments  chancel – the part of the church behind the communion rail  choir (rood) screen – an ornate but visually and audibly transparent screen in the chancel separating the choir and sanctuary  narthex – the foyer or entryway of the church  nave – the church interior where the congregation worships in pews  sacristy – a small room near the church altar used for storing sacred vessels, altar hangings and vestments  sanctuary – an elevated area around the altar in the chancel  transept – an area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform (cross-shaped) building in Romanesque and Gothic Christian church architeture 22 THE STAR I JANUARY 2017