Vestry is a see also of churchwarden.
Churchwarden is a related term of vestry.
As nouns the difference between churchwarden and vestry
is that churchwarden
is (british) a lay officer of the church of england who handles the secular affairs of the parish while vestry
is a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
(British) A lay officer of the Church of England who handles the secular affairs of the parish.
(US) A similar functionary of the Episcopal church.
(UK, slang) A churchwarden pipe.
- There was a small wooden table placed in front of the smoldering fire, with decanters, a jar of tobacco, and two long churchwardens . — W. Black.
* churchwarden pipe
A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
- The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
- The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.