A precentor is a member of a church who helps facilitate worship. The role of precentor was carried over from the synagogues into the early church.


Two Towers

Autumn View

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2011

18 Responses to “Precentor’s Court”

  1. liz says:

    I can’t look at these incredible buildings without being amazed at the skill, ability and hard work that went into creating them – without all our modern aids!

  2. liz says:

    But if a precentor facilitates worship why does he need a court? (Everyone’s a facilitator these days!)

  3. Wow is there a bad view of the Minster!

  4. jameshigham says:

    Is the place all repaired now? The Eastern window for example?

  5. jane says:

    Such an amazing cathedral. I didn’t see that court, but then there is so much to take in!

    • CherryPie says:

      There is so much to see in York. I still haven’t finished and need to go back :-)

      I don’t think I would have noticed that view if it wasn’t for that beautiful tree attracting my attention.

  6. Ginnie says:

    WOW. A new word for me today, Cherry! I wonder if this is the precursor to our “presenter” word today?

    • CherryPie says:

      I hadn’t heard of it before either, before I saw the sign. I had to look up what it meant. It could well have come from the word ‘presenter’.

  7. So what’s the percentage of precentors presently working at Precentor’s Court today? ;)

  8. Chrissy says:

    Beautiful architecture, it has been ages since I visited York

  9. J_on_tour says:

    Great location for close up of the Towers with the tree. I’ve just worked out where you were by the angle and consequently I have never seen or knew the meaning of that sign before.