Leadership: Wardens and Vestry

WARDENS OF A PARISH " are the officers of a parish. Two wardens are typically selected to serve with members of the vestry. The wardens are generally ranked 'senior' and 'junior.' The mode of selection and duties of the wardens are determined by state law, diocesan canon, or parish by-laws. The senior warden is usually the primary elected lay leader of the congregation, and serves as a principal liaison between the parish and the rector. The junior warden is often given responsibility for the upkeep of the parish buildings and grounds. The senior warden typically presides at vestry meetings in the absence of the rector, and the junior warden presides at vestry meetings if both the rector and the senior warden are absent."

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