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churchwarden

1. Church of England Episcopal Church one of two assistants of a parish priest who administer the secular affairs of the church
2. a long-stemmed tobacco pipe made of clay
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Rev John Parker draws raffle with churchwarden Sue Byrd at St George's Church, Newbold Pacey |
Churchwarden Linda Quinn with one of the Llandaff Cathedral organ pipes - now happily installed
Collecting the parish rate also fell to the churchwarden who had responsibility for repairing parish roads and bridges and paying performing bellringers.
And Graham confided that parishioners in his church in Stockport where he is a churchwarden have definitely been impressed with his new figure.
He has been extremely concerned that attacks have been not only on the clergy but also on a female churchwarden.
Churchwarden Monica Wells said: "It is fantastic that the organ has lasted so long without the need for any major work.
Churchwarden Pam Prince said: "The village loves to hear it chiming.
Could this dedication to the Church be a throw back to the days when one of the duties of a churchwarden was to be responsible for the parish ale?
Robert Spencer Story, a churchwarden and bellringer for almost 30 years, was remembered by the re-casting of the third bell by the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Association of Ringers to mark his 22 years as president.
Churchwarden Alf Sutcliffe found the damage last Sunday evening when he opened up the church for the next service.
Her late father Bert Lancaster was also a churchwarden at St Helen's for 26 years.
Shocked churchwarden Liz Stott said: "I was absolutely horrified by what had happened in such a beautiful and tranquil church.