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Meet Your Vestry

Serving the St. Francis Congregation

"The Vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens: The senior warden  and the junior warden treasurer and secretary. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances."    A definition of the Vestry from An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. 

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