Church and Temple Organisational Structure

British Sign Language (BSL) translations of terminology related to the organisational structure of temples, synagogues, and the Church.

Canon Law

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Canon Law. The laws that govern the Church, ecclesiastical laws; voted upon by General Synod for the Church of England, and as decreed by the pope, or by College of Bishops acting in communion with the pope, for the Roman Catholic Church.

See also: Canons (set of Biblical texts) and Canon (Honorary Title) and Canonisation

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Chapter (-Cathedral)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chapter (-Cathedral). Senior clergy associated with a cathedral, having oversight of its functioning.

See also: Chapter (Bible)

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Circuit/Round (Methodist)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Circuit/Round (Methodist). A group of local churches served by a team of ministers.

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Class (Methodist)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Class (Methodist). A small group of people who meet regularly and are accountable to one another about how they are living out their Christian faith.

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Connexion (Methodist)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Connexion (Methodist). A whole branch of Methodism within a country. There may be more than one Connection within a country as there may be more than one branch of Methodism within the country. A Connexion is under the authority of the Conference.

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Diocese

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Diocese. The area for which a bishop has pastoral care and over which they have oversight.

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District (Methodist)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of District (Methodist). A church region within in Methodism.

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Ecclesiastical

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ecclesiastical. Matters relating to the Christian church or clergy.

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Ecumenical

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ecumenical. Multi-denominational (worship, pastoral care, buildings etc).

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Episcopal

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Episcopal. The Church governed by a bishop.

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Parish

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Parish. One of the specific geographical areas into which an Anglican or Roman Catholic diocese is divided. Each parish has its own church.

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Society (Methodist)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Society (Methodist). The local church in Methodism.

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Synagogue

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Synagogue. In Judaism, the religious building in a given locality.

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Temple

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Temple. A building used for religious gatherings, notably to worship a god or gods. The Jewish Temple is located in Jerusalem.

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