Rood screen


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Rood screen

A carved wood or stone separating the nave and chancel.

rood screen

An ornamental altar screen that separates the nave of a church from the chancel; intended to carry a large crucifix (rood).
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And after his death in 1347 he was buried in an altar tomb at the cathedral near a corner of the rood screen he built.
The bronze crucifix by artist Helen Sinclair hangs in Brecon Cathedral where the medieval rood screen stood until the Reformation
Equally memorable is John Goto's Loss of Face (1992-2002), eight rescaled images drawn from the Norfolk portion of a larger stock of his 'forensic' photographs of defaced rood screens, originally shown at Tate Britain in 2002-3.
The church itself is also a striking edifice, built on the site of St Grwst's original 6th century cell, and features a magnificently carved oak rood screen that could well have come from Maenan Abbey on its dissolution.
By the mid-eighteenth century, they were being removed as part of a trend towards a unified interior that included an accessible altar and reduced rood screen and different priorities in relation to acoustics.
The hugely long, thin gallery space at the Schirn Kunsthalle, in which rooms are created by partitions, together with the gabled roof, complete the feeling as one enters of passing a rood screen to see an altar.
In the fifteenth century, however, the presence of walls, screens, choir stalls, and a towering tomb would have made viewing the high altar, no matter how imposing, much more difficult, particularly for women and non-privileged "foreign" pilgrims who probably would have been barred from entering the choir enclosure at all times and who may well have been prevented from going beyond the rood screen when masses were being celebrated on the high altar [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].
The hearing, held at All Saints' and presided over by Coventry Diocesan Chancellor Sir William Gage, ruled that a carved wooden rood screen could be moved from its present position to a planned two-storey meeting area designed to replace the parish hall in Park Road, which has been sold.
Paul's Church, Hockley, and a lifesize limewood carved rood screen for All Saints Church, in Sutton Coldfield.
Its intricately carved rood screen has survived the centuries INSPIRING SURROUNDINGS: Father Robert Donkin studies the Bible in St Augustine's Church in Penarth.
Wooden roofs were gradually replaced by stone barrel vaulting and the great space was interrupted by a monastic choir, with a rood screen and loft with a nave altar for the people.
Bedworth Parish Church wants to move things around, affecting the nave, the narthex, the rood screen and the font (I'm only familiar with the font), to create a new-look interior and a first-floor which would be used for community group meetings, counselling, and a coffee bar.