Churches and chapels have many different internal features, which are designed to help people worship. The features and layout of different denominations can differ somewhat.
Catholic churches are traditionally built in the shape of a cross with the top of the cross facing Jerusalem.
The east end of the church is called the sanctuary and contains:
There is a rail which acts to separate the sanctuary from the place where the congregations sits, known as the nave. In the nave there are often rows of pews where the congregation sit in rows on benches.
Around the church there are 14 framed pictures, known as the Stations of the Cross, which show the events of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Other features that can be found in the Catholic Church include:
The inside of Anglican churches can be similar in appearance to Catholic churches. Anglican churches are also often in the shape of a cross, with a sanctuary at the east end.
Anglican churches are often a lot plainer than Catholic churches, and have fewer statues and candles.
An Anglican church will usually have a simple cross displayed rather than a crucifix. Although there may be a font, there won't be a stoup containing holy water.