Chantry priest

Chantry priest
a priest whose function is to say or sing masses for the soul of a dead person in a chantry chapel

Medieval glossary. 2014.

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  • Chantry Island, Hertfordshire — Chantry Island is a small patch of land surrounded by a small dyke, giving the impression that it is an Island. It is located in the grounds of the All Saints Pastoral centre, part of the Archdiocese of Westminster, in London Colney,… …   Wikipedia

  • Chantry — • The endowment of one or more priests to say or sing Mass for the soul of the endower, or for the souls of persons named by him, and also, in the greater number of cases, to perform certain other offices, such as those of choir member in a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • chantry — noun a) An endowment for the maintenance of a priest to sing a daily mass for the souls of specified people b) A chapel set up for this purpose …   Wiktionary

  • Chantry — Orig. the endowment of a priest to offer up prayers for a particular person after their death; later a chapel or altar endowed for the saying of prayers and singing of mass for its founder. They remained popular until suppressed in 1545 in the… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chantry — chan·try || tʃɑːntrɪ n. money given to a priest for the saying of Mass for the soul of a person or persons; chapel for the saying of Mass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chantry —   n. chapel, priest or endowment for singing masses …   Dictionary of difficult words

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