Vestry Handbook

Do some of the following questions sound familiar…


  • Who hires the assistant?
  • Who elects the vestry?
  • Does the congregation approve the parish budget at the annual meeting?
  • Must a parish financially support the mission of the diocese?
  • What do we get for the money we give to the diocese?

Finally! A resource that answers these questions and many more – The Vestry Handbook!

For a copy of the current Vestry Handbook, click the button below.

The Vestry Handbook covers topics such as:


  • Understanding the Role and Work of the Vestry
  • Managing the Temporal Affairs of the Parish
  • Resources of the Diocese
  • Deanery Assignments
  • Diocesan Institutions, Staff, and Policies

For comments or questions, please contact Susan Burns (843) 722-4075 or