Parochial vs Vestryman - What's the difference?

parochial | vestryman |

As an adjective parochial

is pertaining to a parish.

As a noun vestryman is

a member of a parochial vestry.




(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a parish.
  • Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary in scope or outlook.
  • The use of simple, primary colors in the painting gave it a parochial feel .
    Some people in the United States have been accused of taking a parochial view, of not being interested in international matters.
  • * 1918 , 1st of February, "
  • But for men of principle and honour and straightforward thought there could be no middle course and no paltering with petty issues of party or parochial advantage.
  • * 1969 , : A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830 , p 341:
  • Its atmosphere might have been provincial, but it was never merely parochial .



  • a member of a parochial vestry