chancel screen


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chancel screen

Screen dividing the chancel from the nave.
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A 16in carpeted platform in front of the chancel screen has already been built so that performers can be seen more easily by the congregation.
Pursuing a hidden history of female British architecture, Joan Bakewell was forced into some unconvincing strategies, speculating on unacknowledged father-and-daughter partnerships (Christopher Wren's 16 year-old daughter may have designed a chancel screen in one of his churches) and fudging the line between patron and designer, as in the celebrated case of Bess of Hardwicke.
In the Church of my boyhood we used to drape a fishing net over the chancel screen.