Welcome to the New Wineskins Dictionary. Here we aim to meet all your ecclesiastical terminology needs with definitions for the 21st century.

What’s the name for the most senior lady in the church in charge of the tea?

What do you call it when your stomach rumbles in the quietest moment of a service?

How do you describe the state of the church hall after the Mother and Toddlers’ group has been in there?

Do you know if you’re a hassock or a cassock?

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