The secrets of the sedilia and its characters
0 Have your say Sedilia are seats in the chancel of a church, normally of carved stone, for the use of the priests and other clergy when celebrating the Mass.
They are always on the south side, and the easternmost seat is for the celebrant.
Pevsner describes Morpeth's as: “richer than usual in the county, with crocketed ogee heads and small figures on the buttresses between.”
An ogee is a curve bending first one way then another. Crockets are knobby leaves, a bit like Brussels sprouts.
Arthur Mee, The King’s England, regards St Mary’s, Morpeth, as one of the biggest and best churches in... read more
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