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The People of the Church

The general term The Clergy is given to those that are in some way connected to the running of the church both temporal and ecclesiastical.

ABBOTT

A community of monks in an Abbey under the rule of an Abbot or a Prior.

BISHOP

There are three orders of Ministry in the church – Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. The Bishop is the most senior.  A Bishop presides over a Diocese.

CANON

They assist the Deans in the running of the Cathedral Chapter such as a Canon Precentor

DEAN

Is a priest who is responsible for all the activities of a cathedral.

PRIOR

Is a monk who deputises for an Abbot

PRIORY

Is an monastic house that is run by a Prior rather than an Abbot

PROVOST

Is a high ranking cathedral official

RECTOR

Is a member of the Clergy who is in charge of a Parish

VERGER

Is a lay member who carries the mace or verge at the head of a procession.  Their duties also include the day to day functioning of the church