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Definition of Vestry board

Vestry board
Vestry Ves"try, n.; pl. Vestries. [OE. vestrye, F. vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See Vest, n., and cf. Vestiary.] 1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are sometimes kept, and where meetings for worship or parish business are held; a sacristy; -- formerly called revestiary. He said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal. --2 Kings x. 22. 2. (Ch. of Eng.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; -- so called because usually held in a vestry. 3. (Prot. Epis. Ch.) A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns. Metropolitan vestry, in the city of London, and certain specified parishes and places in England, a body composed of householders who pay poor rates. Its duties include the repair of churches, care of highways, the appointment of certain officers, etc. Select vestry, a select number of persons chosen in large and populous English parishes to represent and manage the concerns of the parish for one year. --Mozley & W. Vestry board (Ch. of Eng.), a vestry. See def. 2, above. Vestry clerk, an officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps a record of its proceedings; also, in England, one who keeps the parish accounts and books. Vestry meeting, the meeting of a vestry or vestry board; also, a meeting of a parish held in a vestry or other place.

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- A vestry was a committee for the local secular and ecclesiastical government for a parish in England and Wales, which originally met in the vestry or sacristy...
- Law Board (later updated to Local Government Board) would order that suitable accommodation would be provided within a year of the order so vestry meetings...
- tier of local government consisting of parish vestries and district boards of works. The Metropolitan Board of Works was the forerunner of the London County...
- known as a select vestry, was dominated by members of the British nobility until the parish adopted the Vestries Act 1831. The vestry was reformed again...
- administration was in the hands of a select vestry until the parish adopted the Vestries Act 1831. The vestry was reformed again in 1855 by the Metropolis...
- Electricity Board following the Electricity Act 1947. It was a local act parish so did not come under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 and the vestry continued...
- the demands of the growing po****tion, but there continued to be a single vestry for the parishes of St Margaret and St John. This was reformed in 1855 by...
- Holders of these positions are ex officio members of the parish board, usually called a vestry, parochial church council, or in the case of a Cathedral parish...
- governed by an administrative vestry. The parish was included in the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855 and became part...
- Thames and North Woolwich on the north bank. The parish was governed by its vestry from the 16th century to 1852, based in the Church of St Mary until 1842...
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