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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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Robert Curtis agreed to become a temporary churchwarden at St Mary Magdalene Church in Quatford, near Bridgnorth, for a few months in 1984 when the then warden died.
The churchwardens played an important part in the running of the parish, attending to many civil matters.
Grandmother Gloria Long was churchwarden at St Nicholas Church in Radford between 1998 and 2009.
Churchwarden Linda Quinn with one of the Llandaff Cathedral organ pipes - now happily installed
Thirty-one extant St Edmund's churchwardens' accounts from 1461 to 1543 show an annual round of processions at Rogation, Ascension, Corpus Christi, and (occasionally) on St Mark's Day (in four years between 1477 and 1484, and in 1521 and 1522).
These factors include increasing diocesan regulation, the development of the office of churchwarden, the growth of written records by churchwardens, parochial fundraising, church architecture, and liturgy and the cult of the saints.
The churchwarden, who managed the parish "stock", was easily the most important lay official.
A MOTORBIKING churchwarden who has won a slimmer of the year award says he looks so good parishioners keep pinching his bottom.
The dogs ban so infuriated Mrs Austin that she attacked Fr Smith; another clergyman, Fr Barry Smart, and churchwarden Mary Bashford.
The churchwardens' accounts of St Alban Wood Street and the first rather scrappy court minute book of the Tylers' and Bricklayers' show that Hudson was a diligent parishioner and freeman of his company until he was over eighty.(7) At St Alban's he served as a churchwarden for two years from Easter 1605, and he signs the accounts as an auditor for many subsequent years, the last time in 1645-6.
Glenn Stewart, company director of a software firm, is a former churchwarden at St Stephen's Church, Lindley (inset), and set himself the challenge of raising over PS1,000 for repairs to the bell tower.
"We're really pleased we had such a good turn-out at the fete" said churchwarden Cilla Cook.