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verger

Chiefly Church of England
1. a church official who acts as caretaker and attendant, looking after the interior of a church and often the vestments and church furnishings
2. an official who carries the verge or rod of office before a bishop, dean, or other dignitary in ceremonies and processions
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Miss Wade said Baker had been a primary and middle school teacher, with particular expertise in music and French, until his retirement, after which "he dedicated his life to the church" as the music librarian, assistant verger and working with the choir.
Durham Cathedral verger Rebekah Hewitt who took a picture of the rising sun coming through the Rose Window
Vergers, like mothers-in-law, have received harsh treatment over the years, starting with the Dickensian beadle in Oliver Twist and perpetuated by the dippy old chap in Dad's Army who calls the vicar "His Riverence" and repeatedly trips over his own cassock.
It's pretty despicable and the fact that you planned it and distracted the verger speaks for itself.
The verger hurried to the organist and, on realising the danger of the situation, alerted Canon Woodward and his curate Mr Bartlett.
Verger, who in 1992 was the first woman to be elected mayor of Coos Bay, has been a member of the state Legislature since 2001, serving in both the House and Senate.
ABUSE Colin Adams was head verger at St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle
In the clip, the black-cassocked verger is shown strolling down the carpet.
His victim had claimed the verger became his stalker - appearing as he walked home from school and walking with him back to his home where his church-going parents would invite him to tea.
Adams is now verger at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle Upon Tyne where he has been suspended from duties but allowed to remain in his church-owned house in the grounds, pending the outcome of his trial.
Whilst he was caretaker of the church, as well as verger, he supervised the renovation of a large garden over the past 20 years.
Mrs Bridges was married to Walter who was the verger at St Paul's Church and both very good friends of Canon Stevens.