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24.10. Local Churches, Etc.

If the name of a local church, etc., does not convey the idea of a church, etc., add a general designation in English.

Add to the name of a local church, etc., the name of the place or local ecclesiastical jurisdiction (e.g., parish, Pfarrei) in which it is located (see 24.4C3-24.4C4), unless the location is clear from the name itself.

All Saints Church (Birchington, England)
St. Mary (Church : Aylesbury Vale, England)
Visitation Monastery (Waldron, England)
Westover Church (Charles City County, Va.)
St. James’ Church (Bronx, New York, N.Y.)
Twin City Bible Church (Urbana, Ill.)
Finnish Lutheran Church of Canberra

If there are two or more local churches, etc., with the same name in the same locality, add a further suitable designation.

St. James’ Church (Manhattan, New York, N.Y. : Catholic)
St. James’ Church (Manhattan, New York, N.Y. : Episcopal)


Place Qualifiers
Add to the name of a local church, cathedral, monastery, convent, abbey, temple, mosque, synagogue, etc., the name of the place in which it is located.

Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Bourbourg, France)
Bethel Baptist Church (Washington County, Ky.)
Tenafly Presbyterian Church (Tenafly, N.J.)
Parish Church of Limpsfield (Limpsfield, England)

Note 1:  Headings already coded for AACR2  that lack a qualifier called for by this directive should not be changed unless a conflict or some other extreme need arises.

Note 2: Before 1995, references were made from the place in which the local religious institution is located. Delete such references when maintenance work is required to the authority record for another reason.

Multiple Qualifiers
If the name needs the addition of both a general designation and the name of a place, addthe general designation first.

Santo Domingo (Monastery : Pamplona, Spain)

Churches, Chapels, etc., of Larger Institutions
If a church, chapel, etc., is a subordinate unit of a larger institution and is entered directly under its own name (24.12), generally add the name of the larger institution as a qualifier.  Make a reference from the name as a subheading of the larger institution.

Chapel of the Good Shepherd (General Theological Seminary)
x General Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.). Chapel of the Good Shepherd