An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Clerk (Vestry)

The clerk or secretary of the parish vestry records minutes of the vestry meetings. These minutes are approved by the vestry and kept in the permanent records of the parish. The clerk may or may not be a member of the vestry. The parish by-laws typically include provisions concerning selection and duties of the clerk. The Episcopal Church canons require the clerk's attestation for the rector and vestry's certificates of a candidate's fitness for ordination.

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