The holder of a rectory. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 367) Incumbent whose tithes have not been alienated. (Beresford, Maurice and Hurst, John. Wharram Percy: Deserted Medieval Village, 138) Related terms: Rectory
A full-time priest elected by a Vestry with the Bishop's approval, thereby having tenure. The responsibility for the conduct of worship and the spiritual jurisdiction of the Parish are vested in the Rector, subject to the Rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer, the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese, the pastoral direction of the Bishop, and the Religious Corporation Laws of the State of New York.