Saint Timothy's
Episcopal Church
Indianapolis, IN  USA

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Vestry Notes


vic·ar    [vik-er]
1. Church of England.
a. a person acting as priest of a parish in place of the rector, or as representative of a religious community to which tithes belong.
b. the priest of a parish the tithes of which are impropriated and who receives only the smaller tithes or a salary.
2. Protestant Episcopal Church.
a. a member of the clergy whose sole or chief charge is a chapel dependent on the church of a parish.
b. a bishop's assistant in charge of a church or mission.


Roman Catholic Church. an ecclesiastic representing the pope or a bishop.


a person who acts in place of another; substitute.


a person who is authorized to perform the functions of another; deputy: God's vicar on earth.

[Origin: 1250–1300; ME < AF vicare; OF vicaire < L vicārius a substitute, n. use of adj.; see vicarious]

vic·ar·ship, noun