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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
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sacristans, vergers, dervises, lectors, church wardens, cardinals,
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.
Ms Dunkley, who was in her late 60s, was a teacher, Girl Guide leader and church warden who was well-known across Marston Green.
Church warden Chris Wilson said: "It's not straightforward to know what the best thing is to do.
On Saturday, Steve Spreadborough, church warden of St Chad's, in Wood End, his wife Sue Spreadborough and other parishioners staged a three course Christmas dinner for low-income families.
OLD NEWS: Church Warden Guy Snaith reads the ECHO found in the time capsule
A CHURCH warden said thieves who targeted coping stones almost two-centuries-old have left a Newcastle congregation 'fed up'.
Church warden Glyn Perryman said: "Many of us have generations of family members who have been involved in the story of St Saviour's and we are grateful to everything we've inherited from them.
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.
His funeral will be held at St Mary the Virgin church in the village of Morcott, Rutland where his widow, Dr Emma Egging, lives, the church warden said last night.