The altar is a long table found at the front, eastern end of the church sometimes called an apse.
Items standing on the altar include:
The altar is a sanctuary which means that it is ‘somewhere which is safe’.
- a cross to remind Christians that Jesus died and came back to life;
- lighted candles to show that Jesus is the light of the world;
- a chalice (metal cup);
- flowers to make the church smell and look beautiful.