The chief part of the parochial organization was the vestry-meeting.
It derived its name from the old place of assembly, the vestry room attached to the church or chapel.
The powers and duties of the vestry were defined, the position of the parish priest was fixed and his salary was regularly provided for at the public expense, and pedagogues were brought over from Scotland.
Parish It is true that the inhabitants in vestry had certain The and the powers.
He then put on his shoes in the vestry, and a chapter was held, and the bishop or his commissary preached a suitable sermon.