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A lay officer in an Anglican church, chosen annually by the parish priest or the congregation to handle secular and legal affairs.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Church of England Episcopal Church one of two assistants of a parish priest who administer the secular affairs of the church
2. (Recreational Drugs) a long-stemmed tobacco pipe made of clay


(ˈtʃɜrtʃˌwɔr dn)

1. a lay officer in the Anglican or Episcopal Church with certain secular responsibilities.
2. a long-stemmed clay pipe for smoking.
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Noun1.churchwarden - an officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters
church officer - a church official


[ˈtʃɜːtʃˈwɔːdn] Ncapillero m
References in classic literature ?
sacristans, vergers, dervises, lectors, church wardens, cardinals,
THE walls of an ancient 11th century church are being damaged by HGVs, says a church warden whose car was flattened by one.
A CHURCH warden who abused his position to steal more than PS30,000 from his Coventry church's bank accounts has escaped being jailed after it was said he had paid it all back.
Our church warden went and opened up the church for our Christmas Day service, which is usually a lovely event.
Prosecutors claim the 48-yearold was church warden at the time and was heading a project to try to secure Lottery funding and grants in order to restore the old building and transform it into a community information, education and learning centre.
Church warden Dawn Perry said: "We are totally shocked, saddened and angered by this.
Her husband Peter, originally from Slaithwaite, was church warden at All Hallows until his death in 1977.
And in an odd twist, several notices and announcements were removed from the noticebord in the centre of Kirklevington village, near Yarm, for the second time in a week, according to a church warden.
OLD NEWS: Church Warden Guy Snaith reads the ECHO found in the time capsule
A CHURCH warden yesterday admitted sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl.
A MAN has been arrested after a church warden was found strangled.
Woodfinden was a LlanfairTH community councillor, a church warden and a community centre treasurer.