Adjective "church" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A building used for public Christian worship.
  1. 'some people go to church every Sunday'
  2. in names 'St Luke's Church'
  3. 'The Regent Singers will be in concert at Stricklandgate Methodist Church on Friday.'
  4. 'The funeral will be held on Wednesday at noon at St Mary's Church, Riddlesden.'
  5. 'In addition, I was privileged to preach in several other churches in the Manila area.'
  6. 'After leaving Perth he was a priest at the Anglican Church of St Augustine at Bulli in New South Wales.'
  7. 'The churches and cathedrals built by the Normans tended to use large stones.'
  8. 'There will be Mass celebrated on this date at 3pm, in the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Dublin.'
  9. 'An air ambulance was also called and landed in the grounds of nearby All Saints' Church.'
  10. 'Both services will take place at Melbourne Road Methodist Church in Deane on Sunday.'
  11. 'Gothic churches and cathedrals were fundamentally different to Norman buildings.'
  12. 'There were no attacks on churches or mosques during the period covered by the report.'
  13. 'No religious issues in the nuclear family because my aunt joined the Catholic Church in order to marry my uncle.'
  14. 'The Adventist Church is not a bad institution.'
  15. 'The sign of entrance into the Church is the Sacrament of Baptism.'
  16. 'He joined the Russian Orthodox Church in 1978, and his music has focused increasingly on the spiritual, liturgical aspects of his chosen faith.'
  17. 'Let me be a force for you in my life, my Church, my Community, my City, and my Country!'
  18. 'He was a Protestant who didn't belong to the Anglican Church.'
  19. 'Isobel would enter the Church as a deacon'
  20. 'The Church has no choice but to act - and to be be seen to act - in such circumstances.'
  21. 'The Church has to set an example to the public by healing such an internal conflict without sacrificing lives.'
  22. 'The tradition amongst the land-owning aristocracy was that the eldest son inherited everything, while their brothers were expected to go into the Church or the army.'
  23. 'John Soames is now an example of the blurring of the line between church and politics.'
  24. 'You will have to trash every concept of church and ministry that you have heard and seen all your life.'
  25. 'After savage wars the European conflict was resolved by a separation of church and state.'
  26. 'The Spanish announcement will do little to improve relations between politicians and church.'
  27. 'His arguments lead logically to the principle and practice of separation of church and state.'
  28. 'She was a keen letter writer, an avid reader and biblical student, and was active in church and community.'
  29. 'Lewis claims that the lack of separation between church and state is the basis for Islamist revolutions.'
  30. 'This clause is the constitutional foundation for the separation of church and state.'
  31. 'Freedom of religion and separation of church and state are not the same things.'
  32. 'Unlike some, I see what the French are doing in a favourable light, as a separation of church and state.'


Take (a woman who has recently given birth) to church for a service of thanksgiving.
  1. 'The presence of these four additional women, all with candles, alongside Mary's human spouse, suggests a connection to the churching ritual, observed by husbands and wives in fifteenth-century Arras.'
  2. 'Yet representing Mary's purification ceremony in the guise of the contemporary churching ceremony, well known to local couples, would necessarily have different significance for members of that group.'

More definitions

1. a building for public Christian worship.

2. public worship of God or a religious service in such a building: to attend church regularly.

3. (sometimes initial capital letter) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom.

4. (sometimes initial capital letter) any division of this body professing the same creed and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a Christian denomination: the Methodist Church.

5. that part of the whole Christian body, or of a particular de

More examples(as adjective)

"lives can be church."

"sources can be church."

"schools can be church."

"leaders can be church."

"restorations can be church."

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Old English cir(i)ce, cyr(i)ce, related to Dutch kerk and German Kirche, based on medieval Greek kurikon, from Greek kuriakon (dōma) ‘Lord's (house)’, from kurios ‘master or lord’. Compare with kirk.