Vestry

A vestry refers to both a room in or attached to a place of worship, and the committees that meet there. In England in times past, these groups exercised considerable power, given the role of the Church of England. ==Vestry Room== A vestry is a room in a church or synagogue in which the vestments are kept, and in which the clergy and choir don the...
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Vestry

Room(s) where a vicar prepares for a religious service in a church.
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Vestry

• (n.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; -- so called because usually held in a vestry. • (n.) A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns. • (n.) A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are some...
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vestry

sacristy noun a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
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Vestry

Ves'try noun ; plural Vestries . [ Middle English vestrye , French vestiaire , Latin vestiarium , from vestiarius belonging to clothes, from vestis a garment. See Vest , noun , and confer Vestiary .] 1. ...
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Vestry

A room in which vestments are kept, but also used for most parish business
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Vestry

A room in which vestments are kept, but also used for most parish business
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Vestry

a room used to store robes and as a sort of office for preparation of services.
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Vestry

A vestry is a room attached to a parish church where the vestments and ornaments are kept, and which is also used for parochial meetings.
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Vestry

A vestry or revestry is a room attached to the choir of a church, sometimes called the sacristy, in which the sacred vessels and vestments were kept, and where the priest put on his robes. In ordinary parish churches it was usually an adjunct on one side of the choir but was sometimes at the east end, behind the altar, either within the main walls ...
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Vestry

Originally the place where the church vestments, plate and the parish chest containing the parish records were kept. It was in the vestry that the parishioners met to administer the affairs of the parish and the word vestry came to be used for that body of parishioners also. In this context the members of the vestry were entitled to vote on all pa...
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vestry

priest's dressing room
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Vestry

room where the clergy and choir dress and the vestments are kept.
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vestry

[n] - in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church 2. [n] - a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
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