Definition of chapel of ease in English:

chapel of ease

noun

  • An Anglican chapel situated for the convenience of parishioners living a long distance from the parish church.

    • ‘In 1860, this was extended to accommodate a school and chapel of ease for the local Church of Ireland community.’
    • ‘St Joseph's Church was consecrated in April 1904 as a chapel of ease for St Michael's parish.’
    • ‘It was laid by the monks themselves, and the church at the top was a chapel of ease, where pilgrims would rest on the way to seeing Hailes's phial of holy blood.’
    • ‘He acted with urgency to meet the crying needs of his flock, providing chapels of ease where mass was said once a fortnight.’
    • ‘He was an extremely religious man and when in good health had a chapel of ease erected on his property, not far from his dwelling.’