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Sorry, Hepahaestos, I'm afraid we just clashed! I renamed Chapels to Chapels of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because that's what it was about, but while I was doing that, you quite reasonably moved the text of Chapels to Chapel. That means we now have a useless, empty article with a very long name. I hope someone will come along and delete it. -- Heron

BTW - The corect term for the structure in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is meetinghouse, with a chapel normally being only one of several rooms in the meetinghouse. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 16:41, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

This article had a strongly UK Catholic POV; I'm hoping that after some changes it retains those contributions while opening the terminology of the word to other uses with Protestantism. Deadsalmon 06:07, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

The picture of catholic small wayside chapel in a village in Malta of historcal importance was remove in an unacceptable manner. Maltesedog 06:43, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Church hall[edit]

Is this the same thing as a church hall? What is a church hall? (I do not mean hall church). Punctured Bicycle 05:01, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

no, a church hall is usually a building (or area within a single building containing the church too) which the church uses to hold various social functions, it's often let out to other local groups during the week. Often fulfils a function similar to a village hall. David Underdown 09:18, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. Punctured Bicycle 17:48, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Christian Orthodox?[edit]

Why no mention of the oldest Christian chapels, the Christian Orthodox ones? Predates Catholic and certainly Protestant chapels. There is often a bias and/or ignorance of the original Church (Byzantium) and it's history in the United States and, to a lesser extant, Western Europe. In the spirit of objectivity I think the Orthodox history should be included. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.210.225.54 (talk) 17:14, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Cathedral of the Pines[edit]

I think we should have an article on the Cathedral of the Pines, and list it here as a notable chapel; any thoughts? J S Ayer (talk) 01:15, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Irish[edit]

The word also appears in the Irish language in the Middle Ages, as Welsh people came with the Norman and Old English invaders to the island of Ireland. While the traditional Irish word for church was eaglais (derived from ecclesia), a new word, séipéal (from cappella), came into usage.

I'm not really sure how the above paragraph is relevant to the history of chapels. And, if it is, the process of transmission isn't very clear. What have Welsh people got to do with it? I would suggest this is removed as an unnecessary tangent to the article. If someone is particularly attached to the idea of its inclusion, it needs clarifying and citations adding. Psammead (talk) 20:10, 24 July 2012 (UTC)