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a church bell
▪ She woke on Sunday morning to the sound of church bells.
a church clock (=one on the outside of a church tower)
a church wedding
▪ I wanted a church wedding.
a16th-/19th- etc century house/church etc
▪ They live in a 17th-century farmhouse.
Church of England
Church of Scotland
church school
church/village hall (=used by people who live in a place)
▪ A coffee morning is to be held in the village hall.
entered the Church (=became a priest)
▪ He entered the Church as a young man.
Episcopal Church
High Church
Low Church
parish church
the village hall/school/shop/church
▪ A meeting will be held at the village hall on Tuesday.
▪ Look at what we can learn from the black churches.
▪ Far into the next century, Du Bois lost support of many black church people when he espoused the creed of Marxism.
▪ He circulated them to black churches and initially got some resistance because of his history as a blues artist.
▪ In recent weeks, black churches have burned in such places as Elko, Ga..
▪ The next day Kennedy was addressing a meeting in a black church in Los Angeles.
▪ Working with black ministers, it asked each black church to find at least one family willing to adopt a child.
▪ This dear woman brought the clean washing in a black bag to church and left it in the vestibule.
▪ Dickinson stopped outside a Catholic church on the outskirts of St Denis.
▪ Outsiders would not respect the hierarchies of leaders whose ranks were as formally defined as those of the Roman Catholic church.
▪ There is a Roman Catholic church with a Virgin Mary statue out front.
▪ Our families are restored by forces of regeneration from both fundamentalist Protestant and traditionalist Catholic churches.
▪ Look too for the cupola and arched ceilings that marry the high decoration of Catholic churches with an excellent sense of style.
▪ The attack was within the context of a speech largely praising the Roman catholic church in Ireland.
▪ It wasn't defined by the Roman Catholic church until 1854.
▪ The early church faced this problem too.
▪ This phase of religious intensification began in the late 1950s and early 1960s when church membership began to grow across all denominations.
▪ St Mark was writing at a time when the early church was under terrible persecution.
▪ The problem of her scant appearances in the New Testament was readily solved by early church scholars.
▪ If all of the evidence for early church sites is put together, we can see that these were widespread before 1066.
▪ This is an early church, dating from the ninth-century, which was rebuilt under the direction of San Carlo Borromeo.
▪ Some of the early church fathers used to argue that marriage was more of a sacrifice than celibacy.
▪ It is a well-preserved and particularly fine example and one of the four early churches extant.
▪ He was involved in the establishing of local administration, churches and schools.
▪ He took orders from no bishop and could start a local church at any crossroads at which he could attract a gathering.
▪ Below: Skyview of Pembury in Kent use this delightful view of a local church as their business card.
▪ Typically when the Graham crusade goes into a community, it garners participation from a third of the local churches.
▪ The local guide book will provide information on local churches and public services.
▪ Bennett and others promote cultural renewal through public sermonizing and support for local initiatives like church programs to teach parental responsibility.
▪ Embracing local and provincial churches was the Church, headed by the papacy.
▪ Then one lady wrote and said that the ladies of the local church should do it for us.
▪ Then, as the congregation grew, she bought land off Edge Hill and had a fine new church built in 1887.
▪ When you start a new church, if you begin informatively you promote healthy natural growth among these people.
▪ And yet many of these new churches have to confess they find themselves in precisely this position.
▪ They are now back in this country in the process of establishing new Vineyard churches.
▪ If my people ... Behind all these initiatives, the new church needs to pray.
▪ The houses remained until the early 1950s when they were knocked down to make way for the new church.
▪ But at the same time, they are to start planting new churches.
▪ The final indignities suffered by our old church has been in the last few years.
▪ In that office he translated the old church language about a sense of mission, redirecting it to the nation.
▪ If the manor was opulent, the old church was positively bleak.
▪ The ruins of old Seagoe church are to be seen in the lower graveyard.
▪ His greatest holiday delight was to view old churches and their stained glass.
▪ It was also in Edessa that the oldest known church was built, then destroyed in A.D. 201.
▪ Along with the name came the Servite Fathers who had officiated at the old church.
▪ It used to be the site of an old church, and has already been previously excavated.
▪ The monks of Valaam could be regarded as the future of the orthodox church.
▪ Austin has two main Orthodox churches.
▪ Many areas in which the new buildings are going up already have Orthodox churches with a shortage of parishioners.
▪ Like all Orthodox churches it was divided into three sections.
▪ During Lent, in the Orthodox churches, the gospels are read at a single sitting.
▪ The Roman church was exercising leadership long before anyone appealed to this text.
▪ The Roman Catholic church forbade the wedding of cousins.
▪ There is a Roman Catholic church with a Virgin Mary statue out front.
▪ Like most Roman churches, the building is of brick and is fronted by a porch and open narthex.
▪ The attack was within the context of a speech largely praising the Roman catholic church in Ireland.
▪ The Roman catholic church, in episcopal statements, unequivocally condemns violence North or South.
▪ Away from the shops, the Roman Catholic church faced a wide tree-lined eighteenth-century street.
▪ The church bell was tolling mournfully as the carriage entered the cemetery gate.
▪ The air was filled with the tolling of church bells.
▪ It was as if a harvest festival were enacted daily, for throughout the hours of market the church bell tolled quietly.
▪ Last night I heard church bells in the background.
▪ The window was open at the top and I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.
▪ The church bells were ringing, and the streets were filled with well-dressed people.
▪ In the distance he heard the church bells signal the awakening of a new day.
▪ Rehearsals every day in church hall from ten till five-thirty.
▪ In March 1973 the Trustees returned to the original idea of building a church hall attached to the Memorial hall.
▪ It's much easier to hide in a church hall!
▪ He would be at the next meeting in the church hall along with Swire Sugden, and were they in for a surprise!
▪ Sadberge met their rivals, Haughton-le-Skerne, near Darlington, in Haughton church hall yesterday for a championship game.
▪ I started up the bagpipes and was soon under way, marching up and down the church hall.
▪ When I walked into that church hall I was unaware of what was to come next.
▪ The village supports a church hall and a village institute.
▪ In 1859 the tsar intervened personally to prevent church leaders from consigning Belliustin to a monastery in the White Sea.
▪ Northern church leaders used equally strong language about their southern counterparts.
▪ New converts and transfers in should be introduced to the church leaders and members of the congregation.
▪ Similar appeals to restive Protestant gunmen came Thursday from civic and church leaders and government officials.
▪ Prophets and priests, disciples and church leaders are male.
▪ Civic and church leaders are turning to downtown businesses for help in replacing shrinking government resources.
▪ You are also asked to keep your church leaders informed of your involvement so that they can ensure you are adequately supported.
▪ It would be headed by the Monarch, followed by the Lord Mayor of London, the aristocracy and church leaders.
▪ The tradition of church music was confused by the peculiar nature of Henry VIII's semi-Reformation.
▪ Together with the evident popularity of cathedral music, these are a cause of encouragement for church music in this country.
▪ However, it is the combination of words and music which constitutes what most people understand as church music.
▪ Most of its 3,000 members are Anglicans and many of them work in the field of church music.
▪ Another body concerned with qualifications in church music is the Guild of Church Musicians.
▪ Chosen with discrimination, they make a welcome addition to parish church music.
▪ And that voice was nothing like the voice he had heard on the tape of church music.
▪ Sales of traditional church music records are boosted annually before Christmas, with a wide variety of recordings of carols.
▪ Main character established between twelfth and fifteenth centuries, with the choir later restored for use as parish church.
▪ Even in the parish churches it is heard lingering among the faithful.
▪ This was the only Nonconformist chapel Butterfield ever designed and in 1976 it became a parish church.
▪ Father Luke pedalled backwards in the direction of Whitechapel's parish church and fell over the barrow.
▪ The family has been told a rabbit would be allowed on the head stone of the infant in the parish church.
▪ Not all, however, survived, and of those that did, not all became parish churches.
▪ It has a very old parish church, St Mary's, and the Lamb Inn opposite is fifteenth century.
▪ Today we see this in terms of which places have the shops, local school, or perhaps the parish church.
▪ Likewise, in a church school, priorities such as those stated in the admissions policy here can properly be applied.
▪ Can children attend church school at home?
▪ At first I tried to make a comparison between a large northern comprehensive school and a smaller London church school.
▪ He said the move increased parental choice and responded to complaints that the Government was discriminating against church schools.
▪ Funding church schools is foolishly promoting bigotry and intolerance.
▪ However, I continued to collect data from the church school.
▪ The council says it's trying to save money, and is merely proposing to bring church schools into line with other state schools.
▪ Both Alex and Thrash attended church schools and still nurse sour memories of indoctrination there.
▪ She is also expected to join other royals at the church service on Christmas Day.
▪ He succumbs to the temptation of attending church services at Lowick, where Casaubon cuts him irretrievably.
▪ If the burial service follows a church service on a separate occasion, a fee will be charged.
▪ The church services were mercifully short.
▪ On Sundays no fewer than 15 church services were available.
▪ There will be fireworks, concerts, parties, dinners, church services, receptions and a parade.
▪ Those wishing to attend church services also have to make their way to Kirkburn.
▪ Some attended secret Christmas Day church services, while many more continued to celebrate the day with traditional feasting and merriment.
▪ The village church, tucked away at the very end of a winding leafy lane, is dedicated to St Mary.
▪ On Sundays there was a morning service in the village church and an evening hymn-sing in the auditorium.
▪ When he had leisure he went bicycling to Lincolnshire village churches.
▪ The village church is gone, the orphanage is still standing, though one wing of it has been gutted by fire.
▪ Coberley Mill, formerly known as Cubberly, nestles deep in the valley, close to the village church.
▪ They are quietly married in the village church.
▪ Of great interest are the church bells, very fine for a small village church.
▪ The remarkable Black Virgin of Belloc has been transferred from her abandoned mountain sanctuary to the village church of Dorres.
▪ They attend different churches and are said to hold separate bank accounts.
▪ Once, while attending church, I saw the priest snoring while the lector read from the Bible.
▪ They married with a view to inheritance, attended the local Protestant church and contributed handsomely to its building programme.
▪ The people who attend Pentecostal churches tend to be from the same population that plays the lottery.
▪ What about those who would like to attend church but through disability or remoteness are unable to do so?
▪ He had attended church, had a family, helped in the underground railroad, fought in the Civil War.
▪ Those wishing to attend church services also have to make their way to Kirkburn.
▪ Various indicators suggest less than 10 percent of San Franciscans regularly attend church.
▪ A large Family Centre being built next to the church will cater for various activities.
▪ They built churches, hospices, monasteries, and convents.
▪ The Ecclesiological Society wanted to build a model church.
▪ She asked him to build a church to her memory and per-formed the first miracle in the New WoAd.
▪ And plans are already afoot to to build a church there called the Cathedral On Spilt Blood.
▪ He built churches and converted thousands.
▪ In March 1973 the Trustees returned to the original idea of building a church hall attached to the Memorial hall.
▪ Ike and New Hope were building an even bigger church next door to the old new one.
▪ At first when you enter, the church seems forbidding and rather a muddle.
▪ When the bodyguards have parked and walked to his car, he gets out and enters the church.
▪ They could not enter the church, were excommunicated and were never to eat meat.
▪ She told me about her brother being handed a pink azalea plant as he entered church for the funeral service.
▪ People walked many miles just to enter a church building even once a month.
▪ On entering a church the Roman Catholic drops to one knee and makes the sign of the cross.
▪ From here cross the road and enter the church gate.
▪ They are now back in this country in the process of establishing new Vineyard churches.
▪ Naturally most of the more established churches were embarrassed and angered by the unseemly goings on.
a broad church
charismatic church/movement
▪ Despite the recent successes of house churches and charismatic movements, the overall picture is unchanged.
▪ Evangelical and charismatic church seem to be more successful in bring adults to faith.
▪ We see the resurgence in the new nonconformism of the house churches and sometimes in the charismatic movement.
established church/religion
▪ Carroll did not choose to keep a low profile but spoke up on many issues, often against the officially established religion.
▪ During the plague, the rich people and most of the ministers who had remained in the established church fled from London.
▪ His rebellion began quietly enough in a dispute over whether or not to pay taxes for established religion.
▪ Naturally most of the more established churches were embarrassed and angered by the unseemly goings on.
▪ That same light revealed the corruption of the established Church.
▪ The only result of clerical opposition was that the established Church once again forfeited its chance to control developments.
▪ The representatives from seventeen national parties at the Paris conference were quite plainly non-attenders in the established church of politics.
▪ Therefore, it is certainly more comfortable to remain in the security of stable established church life.
go to school/church/work etc
▪ And I was going to school.
▪ Dad, I want to go to school.
▪ Everyone says the space program is great, he goes to work on the space program.
▪ His Mum went to work this afternoon.
▪ I was too upset to go to school.
▪ Keith makes himself go to work.
▪ Phillips should have lost his eligibility for the year while continuing to just go to school.
▪ When he was told he must go to school, he said he would not.
pillar of society/the community/the church etc
storefront church/law office/school etc
▪ In Sanchersville, she opened a storefront law office perforating the heart of the ghetto.
the Church of Scotland
the bosom of the family/the Church etc
▪ Do you go to church every Sunday?
▪ Even though I belong to the Catholic Church, I don't agree with everything it says.
▪ He took us to a Pentecostal meeting in one of the city's many black churches.
▪ Prayer in schools may be against the separation of church and state that the Constitution requires.
▪ The Church of England finally agreed to accept the ordination of women priests.
▪ The evangelical churches are particularly strong in the big cities.
▪ Despite all obstacles, state conventions of black Baptist churches did form.
▪ During the Middle Ages, living pictures of biblical stories were used in churches to educate the illiterate masses.
▪ I've seen her in church occasionally.
▪ It may be no more than a little park near work or a church that you stop by during lunch hour.
▪ Or does it simply make clear that the church tolerates a margin of contradictory views in which extremists can flourish?
▪ The number of divorcees remarrying in church has risen steadily since such weddings were sanctioned in 1981.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Church \Church\ (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako`n the Lord's house, fr. kyriako`s concerning a master or lord, fr. ky`rios master, lord, fr. ky^ros power, might; akin to Skr. [,c][=u]ra hero, Zend. [,c]ura strong, OIr. caur, cur, hero. Cf. Kirk.]

  1. A building set apart for Christian worship.

  2. A Jewish or heathen temple. [Obs.]
    --Acts xix. 37.

  3. A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together. ``When they had ordained them elders in every church.''
    --Acts xiv. 23.

  4. A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.

  5. The collective body of Christians.

  6. Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.

  7. The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.

    Remember that both church and state are properly the rulers of the people, only because they are their benefactors.

    Note: Church is often used in composition to denote something belonging or relating to the church; as, church authority; church history; church member; church music, etc.

    Apostolic church. See under Apostolic.

    Broad church. See Broad Church.

    Catholic church or Universal church, the whole body of believers in Christ throughout the world.

    Church of England, or English church, the Episcopal church established and endowed in England by law.

    Church living, a benefice in an established church.

    Church militant. See under Militant.

    Church owl (Zo["o]l.), the white owl. See Barn owl.

    Church rate, a tax levied on parishioners for the maintenance of the church and its services.

    Church session. See under Session.

    Church triumphant. See under Triumphant.

    Church work, work on, or in behalf of, a church; the work of a particular church for the spread of religion.

    Established church, the church maintained by the civil authority; a state church.


Church \Church\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Churched; p. pr. & vb. n. Churching.] To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cirice, circe "church, public place of worship; Christians collectively," from Proto-Germanic *kirika (cognates: Old Saxon kirika, Old Norse kirkja, Old Frisian zerke, Middle Dutch kerke, Dutch kerk, Old High German kirihha, German Kirche), probably [see note in OED] from Greek kyriake (oikia), kyriakon doma "Lord's (house)," from kyrios "ruler, lord," from PIE root *keue- "to swell" ("swollen," hence "strong, powerful"); see cumulus. Phonetic spelling from c.1200, established by 16c. For vowel evolution, see bury. As an adjective from 1570s.\n

\nGreek kyriakon (adj.) "of the Lord" was used of houses of Christian worship since c.300, especially in the East, though it was less common in this sense than ekklesia or basilike. An example of the direct Greek-to-Germanic progress of many Christian words, via the Goths; it probably was used by West Germanic people in their pre-Christian period.\n

\nAlso picked up by Slavic, probably via Germanic (Old Church Slavonic criky, Russian cerkov). Finnish kirkko, Estonian kirrik are from Scandinavian. Romance and Celtic languages use variants of Latin ecclesia (such as French église, 11c.).\n

\nChurch-bell was in late Old English. Church-goer is from 1680s. Church key is early 14c.; slang use for "can or bottle opener" is by 1954, probably originally U.S. college student slang. Church-mouse, proverbial in many languages for its poverty, is 1731 in English.


"to bring or lead to church," mid-14c., from church (n.). Related: Churched.


n. 1 (context countable English) A Christian house of worship; a building where religious services take place. (from 9th c.) 2 Christians collectively seen as a single spiritual community; Christianity. (from 9th c.) 3 (context countable English) A local group of people who follow the same Christian religious beliefs, local or general. (from 9th c.) 4 (context countable English) A particular denomination of Christianity. (from 9th c.) 5 (context uncountable countable as bare noun English) Christian worship held at a church; service. (from 10th c.) 6 A (non-Christian) religion; a religious group. (from 16th c.) vb. (label en transitive now historical) To conduct a religious service for (a woman) after childbirth. (from 15thc.)

  1. n. one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship [syn: Christian church]

  2. a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty" [syn: church building]

  3. a service conducted in a church; "don't be late for church" [syn: church service]

  4. the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"


v. perform a special church rite or service for; "church a woman after childbirth"


Church may refer to:

Church (Metro Rail)

Church is a Buffalo Metro Rail station located in the 300 block of Main Street (just north of Church Street) in the Free Fare Zone, which allows passengers free travel between Erie Canal Harbor Station and Fountain Plaza Station. Passengers continuing northbound past Fountain Plaza are required to have proof-of-payment. Church Station is the closest to the Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center located two blocks east at Ellicott and North Division Streets.

Church (Liverpool ward)

Church is a Liverpool City Council Ward. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 13,974. It contains part of the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool. It includes the road Penny Lane, famous for the Beatles song of the same name. The ward boundary was changed at the 2004 municipal elections to encompass parts of the former Grassendale and Allerton wards and losing part to the new Wavertree ward.

Church (building)

A church building, often simply called a church, is a building used for religious activities, particularly worship services. The term in its architectural sense is most often used by Christians to refer to their religious buildings; they can be used by other religions. In traditional Christian architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the longest part of a cross is represented by the aisle and the junction of the cross is located at the altar area. La Madeleine, a Neoclassical, Catholic church in Paris, France.

Towers or domes are often added with the intention of directing the eye of the viewer towards the heavens and inspiring church visitors. Modern church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts; many buildings that were designed for other purposes have now been converted for church use; and, similarly, many original church buildings have been put to other uses.

The earliest identified Christian church was a house church founded between 233 and 256. During the 11th through 14th centuries, a wave of building of cathedrals and smaller parish churches occurred across Western Europe. A cathedral is a church, usually Roman Catholic, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox, housing the seat of a bishop.

Church (song)

"Church" is a song by rapper T-Pain. It is a fast-paced song led by guitar riffs and is one of the songs in which T-Pain raps. It appears on his album Epiphany and was released as the third single. The song "features" Teddy Verseti, one of T-Pain's aliases, which he uses when rapping vigorously. The song is about wanting to fight someone following a confrontation at a club. It was confirmed as the third single from Epiphany in an interview promoting the album. It contains a sample of the song "Which Way to America" by Living Colour.

The 'Future Presidents' remix is used for the official video. It was featured on 106 & Park on October 22, 2007 as the "New Joint of the Day". The song is also featured on the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack.

In the UK "Church" the single eventually reached a peak of #35, two weeks after the physical release of the song. The single also peaked at #7 on the New Zealand RIANZ charts. The song was also certified Gold in New Zealand.

Church (Sefton ward)

'''Church ''' is a Metropolitan Borough of Sefton ward in the Bootle Parliamentary constituency that covers the localities of Seaforth and Waterloo. The population of the ward as ataken at the 2011 census was 12,068.

Church (Reading ward)

Church is an electoral ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is covers an area south and south-east of the town centre, and is bordered by Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards.

As with all wards, apart from smaller Mapledurham, it elects three councillors to Reading Borough Council. Elections since 2004 are held by thirds, with elections in three years out of four.

In the 2011, 2012 and 2014 a Labour Party candidate won each election.

These Councillors are currently, in order of election: Paul Woodward, Eileen McElligott and Ashley Pearce.

Church (programming language)

Church refers to both a family of LISP-like probabilistic programming languages for specifying arbitrary probabilistic programs, as well as a set of algorithms for performing probabilistic inference in the generative models those programs define. Church was originally developed at MIT, primarily in the computational cognitive science group, run by Joshua Tenenbaum. Several different inference algorithms and concrete languages are in existence, including Bher, MIT-Church, Cosh, Venture, and Anglican.

Church (surname)

Church is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Albert T. Church (born 1947), Vice-Admiral in the United States Navy
  • Alonzo Church (1903–1995), logician, famous for the Church-Turing thesis and lambda calculus
  • Arthur Harry Church (1865–1937), British botanist and botanical illustrator
  • Arthur Herbert Church (1834–1915), British chemist
  • Captain Benjamin Church (1639–1718), colonial officer during King Philip's War
  • Benjamin Church (1734–1776), first Surgeon General of the Continental Army and grandson of Captain Benjamin Church
  • Benjamin F. Church (1807–1887), American pioneer and builder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bethine Clark Church (1923–2013), spouse of American senator Frank Church
  • Bill Church, (born 1946), American musician
  • Brad Church (born 1976), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Charlotte Church (born 1986), Welsh soprano singer and talk show host
  • Doug Church (born 1968), video-game designer
  • Ellen Church (1904–1965), first airline stewardess
  • Eric Church (born 1977), American country music singer
  • Forrester Church (born 1948), American minister, son of Senator Frank Church
  • Francis Pharcellus Church (1839–1906), American writer (famous for the editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus)
  • Frank Church (1924–1984), four-term U.S. Senator from Idaho.
  • Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), landscape painter
  • Frederic A. Church (1878–1936), American engineer and early roller coaster designer.
  • Frederick Stuart Church (1842–1924), American artist.
  • George M. Church (born 1954), Harvard geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist, founder of the Personal Genome Project.
  • George W. Church, Sr. (1903–1956), founder of Church's Chicken, a chain of franchised fried chicken restaurants
  • James E. Church (1869–1959), pioneered the techniques used to measure snow and forecast seasonal water supplies
  • John A. Church (born 1951), an expert on sea-level and its changes
  • Judith Church (born 1953), a politician in the United Kingdom
  • Louis K. Church (1845–1898), New York Supreme Court justice
  • Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954), American writer and civil-rights activist
  • Mike Church (born 1962), a Southern United States radio commentator
  • Richard Church (general) (1784–1873), a British military officer and general in the Greek army
  • Richard William Church (1825–1890), an English divine, nephew of the general
  • Richard Church (poet) (1893–1972), an English poet and man of letters
  • Robert Reed Church (1839–1912), the first African-American millionaire
  • Ryan Church (born 1978), an American baseball player
  • Simon Church (born 1988), Welsh international footballer
  • Thomas Dolliver Church (1902–1978), American landscape architect
  • Thomas Haden Church (born 1961), American actor in television and film
  • Thomas Langton Church (1870–1950), Canadian politician
  • Walter G. Church, Sr. (1927–2012), member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • William Church (c. 1778–1863), American inventor who patented a typesetting machine in 1822
  • Carl Edward Church III (1966–present) Field Service Technition, Daytona Beach, FL

Usage examples of "church".

I counsel you to appeal to the Church Universal as to whether you should abjure these articles or not.

We are willing to absolve you from them provided that first, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, in our presence you abjure, curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and every other error and heresy contrary to the Catholic and Apostolic Church in the manner and form we will prescribe to you.

Eminences and of all faithful Christians this vehement suspicion justly conceived against me, I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church.

And consequently I abjure all heresy, and renounce and revoke all who raise themselves against the Holy Roman and Apostolic Church, of whatever sect or error they be.

And consequently I abjure, detest, renounce and revoke every heresy which rears itself up against the Holy and Apostolic Church, of whatever sect or error it be, etc.

And since according to those same canonical institutions all such are to be condemned as heretics, but you holding to wiser counsel and returning to the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church have abjured, as we have said, all vile heresy, therefore we absolve you from the sentence of excommunication by which you were deservedly bound as one hateful to the Church of God.

For it says there: He who has been involved in one kind or sect of heresy, or has erred in one article of the faith or sacrament of the Church, and has afterwards specifically and generally abjured his heresy: if thereafter he follows another kind or sect of heresy, or errs in another article or sacrament of the Church, it is our will that he be judged a backslider.

Church of England or of Rome as the medium of those superior ablutions described above, only that I think the Unitarian Church, like the Lyceum, as yet an open and uncommitted organ, free to admit the ministrations of any inspired man that shall pass by: whilst the other Churches are committed and will exclude him.

Roman catholic apostolic church, conserved in Calcata, were deserving of simple hyperduly or of the fourth degree of latria accorded to the abscission of such divine excrescences as hair and toenails.

Collier absconded, and published a vindication of their conduct, in which he affirmed that the imposition of hands was the general practice of the primitive church.

He publicly chastised the cardinals for absenteeism, luxury, and lascivious life, forbade them to hold or sell plural benefices, prohibited their acceptance of pensions, gifts of money, and other favors from secular sources, ordered the papal treasurer not to pay them their customary half of the revenue from benefices but to use it for the restoration of churches in Rome.

And the Church became absolutely apoplectic if anybody expressed a causal-level intuition of supreme identity with Godheadthe Inquisition would burn Giordano Bruno at the stake and condemn the theses of Meister Eckhart on such grounds.

Glenn Abies to the pastor over there at the WAR church, dated two years ago this past July.

It was no wonder that he rose to such a height, as in Russia the nobility never lower themselves by accepting church dignities.

His fortunate son, from the first moment of his accession, declaring himself the protector of the church, at length deserved the appellation of the first emperor who publicly professed and established the Christian religion.