Synonyms and Antonyms of church
1 a building for public worship and especially Christian worship a city that is noted for its many historic churches Synonyms of church kirk [chiefly Scottish], tabernacle, temple Words Related to church abbey, bethel, cathedral, chapel, minster, mission, oratory, sanctuary, shrine; meetinghouse; mosque, pagoda, shul, synagogue (also synagog)
2 a body of persons gathered for religious worship spoke to the whole church at once Synonyms of church assembly, congregationWords Related to church flock, laity, parish; communion, confession, denomination, fold, sect
3 the group ordained to perform clerical functions in the Christian church a time when few young men seem to want to join the church Synonyms of church clergy, cloth, first estate, ministry, spirituality, spiritualtyWords Related to church diaconate, episcopate, hierarchy, presbytery; clerkship, monkhood, priesthoodAntonyms of church laity
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