VESTRY

Vestry

The term "vestry" originated in Great Britain and referred to the room next to the nave of the church where the sacred vessels and vestments were kept. Those conducting parish business met in this room and came to be known as the vestry. The executive committee of the vestry is made up of the two wardens and the rector. The principle behind this, as well as the whole structure of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, is one of ordered and diffused authority. Read the current St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Vestry by-Laws.

The canon law of the Church charges the vestry with the following responsibilities:

  • responsibility with the Rector in promoting the spiritual welfare of the parish
  • aid the Rector in the institution, conduct, and development of the program of the Church
  • agent and legal representative in all matters concerning property
  • responsible for the finances of the parish
  • recruit, encourage, train, and guide candidates for Holy Orders
  • represent the parish in its relations with the Rector
  • serve as a "Council of Advice" for the Rector when requested
  • elect a Rector if there is a vacancy

 

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Sr. Warden
 

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Jr. Warden
 

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Family Ministries
 

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Pastoral Care
 

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Servanthood
 

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Stewardship
 

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Treasurer
 

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Clerk of the Vestry

 

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