candle beam

candle beam

In old churches, a horizontal beam, bar, or rail furnished with prickets for holding candles, each of which has a saucer or tray to catch the drippings; placed over or near the altar, and also at the entrance to the choir or chancel, where the rood beam or rood screen was placed in richer churches.
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We tried to find it, using the lamp, but it was as difficult as seeing a candle beam at noon.