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.
He was appointed by the parishioners in vestry, and his wages were payable out of the church rate.
Parish It is true that the inhabitants in vestry had certain The and the powers.