Churchwarden vs Vestry - What's the difference?

churchwarden | vestry |

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.

churchwarden

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.

    Derived terms

    * churchwarden pipe * churchwardenship

    See also

    * vestry

    vestry

    English

    Noun

    (vestries)
  • 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.
  • The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
  • A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
  • The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
  • See also

    * vestryman

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