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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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Churchwardens Maureen Madden and Margaret Houghton both came in for criticism in Bishop Stephen's report, which described the pair as "confrontational".
In the Church a churchwarden plays a similar dual role.
In Salisbury churchwardens at St Edmund's drew income from three broad sources.
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 data for Swaffham indicates that churchwardens did not try to coordinate the activities of guilds, chantries, and light-keepers, yet they cooperated with them in rebuilding the church and providing music.
The Rev Charles Raven is refusing to co-operate with his churchwardens and has refused to convene a meeting of the district church council.
The Churchwardens were deputed to wait on the Bishop and present their case; they did so, and amongst other reasons given, they urged that the incumbent had preached the same sermon for the third time on last Sunday to them, and it was utterly impossible for the people to get any spiritual comfort or sustenance from such a man.
The vestries had, up until this time, been the natural allies of moral reform; [111] moreover, the Gin Acts of 1733, 1736, 1737, and 1738 had all encouraged their ongoing support by making churchwardens and overseers of the poor the recipients of one half of all fines paid by retailers upon summary conviction.
Kenneth Cable and Rosemary Annable, St James' 1824-1999, Sydney, The Churchwardens of St James' Church Sydney, 1999; ISBN 0 646 377191; 44 pages; available from the parish office, 169-171 Phillip Street, Sydney, 2000; RRP $10 + $3 postage and packing.
A VICAR and churchwardens face a four-figure bill after DIY repairs to their 12th-Century church went disastrously wrong.
Now furious Vivien, 38, and her husband Steven, 29, are set to defy the order from churchwardens at Holt, Norfolk.
We learn about the animosity of neighbouring villages to the new church, the strict control exercised by the churchwardens and donations by parishioners of a new organ and windows.