Vestry meeting

Related to Vestry meeting: vestries
the meeting of a vestry or vestry board; also, a meeting of a parish held in a vestry or other place.

See also: Vestry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
I saw a great Newfoundland dog the other day sitting in front of a mirror at the entrance to a shop in Regent's Circus, and examining himself with an amount of smug satisfaction that I have never seen equaled elsewhere outside a vestry meeting.
Harriet had to defend her husband instead of blaming her brother, and the conversation ended at a point as far from the beginning as some recent sparring between the brothers-in-law at a vestry meeting.
Minutes of the Llandaff Cathedral Parish Annual Easter Vestry Meeting held on April 30 last year state that Dean Henderson, who could not be present, had asked the Archbishop to chair the meeting.
The Vestry Meeting and Parochial Church Meeting elected churchwardens Carolyn Hansom and David Fisher.
The church is a business," insists Tom, talking about a recent vestry meeting in which he shocked his fellow Episcopalians by treating it so.
200 YEARS AGO: On Friday last a vestry meeting was held in the parish church of Handsworth, when we understand the voluntary contribution of that parish was commenced with the following names: George Birch, Esq; 100l.
"A budget is a moral document." I'm not sure who first said it, but it's a phrase I've heard at many a vestry meeting over the last several years.
This Sunday there will be a Sung Eucharist at 9.30am followed by the Annual Vestry Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church meeting at 11am in church.
In some areas they kept meticulous records and along with the vestry meeting records, provide a fascinating glimpse of village life in times past.
200 YEARS AGO: A correspondent remarks that he is sorry to see a paragraph in one of the London papers, stating that the dissenters in this town had, at a vestry meeting, determined not to subscribe to the voluntary contribution, as the statement is known to be without the least foundation.
Once a year, we're invited to a shareholders' meeting--we call it the annual vestry meeting, or simply the AGM, where we pass formal resolutions about the minutes of a previous meeting, nitpick every line in the proposed budget and ask polite questions about what was done with the money we contributed.
After the service, the District Church Council held its Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Church meeting, chaired by Gordon Sanderson.