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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



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

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St Joan of Arc Parish Haberfield 1909-2015 is intended as a history of church activities in Haberfield, but Crow notes that 'events on the local level often reflect national and international events, movements and ideologies'.
The affected parishes in the north are San Vicente Ferrer Church in Bogo City; Virgen delos Remedios in Odlot, Bogo City; Holy Family Parish in La Paz, Bogo City; Sta.
Ann's Parish in Oxford when he assumes his new responsibilities.
WASHINGTON * A new nationwide study of Catholic parish life has found that U.
Handmade greeting cards were made by the DPNM Parish Nurses and sent to Parish Nurses in 19 countries.
KIRKLEES Council now has the power to abolish and create parish councils, the Express and Chronicle can reveal.
If they are successful, they will go up outside 15 parish centres from Anfield to Wavertree.
The question of parish ownership is often asked when parishes are merged or closed.
NEWHALL -- Worshipers crowded three Masses at a time Christmas Eve at Santa Clarita's oldest Catholic Church -- services were held in the church itself, as well as the parish hall and adjoining conference center.
When I was 12 years old, a deaconess came on the staff of my parish church in Hamilton, Ont.
If so, you may be interested in becoming a Parish Nurse.
THE ARTICLE on parish plans by Catherine Hughes in a recent edition of Town & Country Planning (1) concluded that 'Parish plans can offer an increased chance of local acceptance, or even ownership, of planning decisions and an increased sense of positive engagement.