a voluntary Anglican organization founded in 1882 to assist the parish clergy
noun 1. any of various books commonly used by a church, as a service book or a parish register.
noun 1. (def 2). noun 1. a calendar based on the lunisolar cycle, used by many Christian churches in determining the dates for the movable feasts. 2. Also called church calendar. a calendar of the Christian year, indicating the days and seasons for fasts and festivals.
- Church commissioners
plural noun 1. (Brit) a group of representatives of Church and State that administers the endowments and property of the Church of England
noun 1. (in certain Lutheran churches) a body of lay delegates chosen from the congregation and charged with supporting the pastor in religious instruction, contributions to the church, etc.