parish

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parish

1. a subdivision of a diocese, having its own church and a clergyman
2. the churchgoers of such a subdivision
3. (in England and, formerly, Wales) the smallest unit of local government in rural areas
4. (in Louisiana) a unit of local government corresponding to a county in other states of the US
5. the people living in a parish
6. on the parish History receiving parochial relief

Parish

 

the smallest administrative district in the Christian church, the center of which is a church.

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The plan does not address pastoral or educational ministry in the church communities in civil parishes least affected by the hurricane, namely, Jefferson, St.