Definition of sidesman in English:

sidesman

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪdzmən
 
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noun (plural sidesmen)

British
A churchwarden’s assistant, who performs such duties as showing worshippers to their seats and taking the collection during a church service.
More example sentences
  • The Rector thanked the churchwardens, sidesmen, bellringers, church cleaners, guild and all church workers for the assistance they had given during the past year.
  • When he began to spend his weekends in Suffolk, he was regular in his attendance at St Edmunds in Southwold, served as a sidesman and took part in the Parochial Church Council.
  • He was a member of St Mary's Parochial Church Council, was a sidesman and often read the lessons - and the church benefited from his passion for growing sweet peas.

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