The first is placement in the sanctuary, while the second is a side chapel
A small window allowed limited access and the passing in of food, and an angled slit in the interior wall forms a "squint" through which the Anchorite could observe the celebration of the Mass in the side chapel
of the church.
Every side chapel
is kept securely locked, and the woodwork can only be admired from a distance.
It sat on top of a table in a side chapel
and was used for special occasions such as weddings.
The biggest surprise is in a former side chapel
, or possibly vestry, adjacent to the altar, where burial plaques are arranged in a row at eye level.
Subsequently, it was demolished and transformed into a private house, the Casa de Cerca, for a wealthy local landlord, leaving only a ruined side chapel
and a walled enclosure as the remaining vestiges of the original convent.
The altar had been moved forward and wag now surrounded by a semicircle of pews; the tabernacle had been relocated to a side chapel
The chancel at St Andrew's Church in Shilton, near Coventry, is closed and the altar has been moved to a side chapel
One further aspect of this question is the place of the tabernacle: Are we placing it in a side chapel
out of sight, or should it remain in the main church visible to all?
In the wake of Vatican II, when the altar was turned around so the priest could face the people, the tabernacle in most churches was placed in a side chapel
or some off-center location.
Visitors wend their way from dome to side chapel
to crypt, each the work of copyists who began their task on scaffolding next to the original.
There in the side chapel
of Our Lady and St Richard Gwyn, you'll find a stunning replica of Michelangelo's Pieta, his representation of the Virgin Mary grieving over Christ's dead body.