Definition of sidesman in English:
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.
- 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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