Definition of parishioner in English:

parishioner

noun

  • An inhabitant of a parish, especially one who belongs to or attends a particular church.

    • ‘That wise pastor responded in a way that still has the parishioner thinking.’
    • ‘Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were done by parishioners from all churches in the parish.’
    • ‘Normally, you'd find Mary mingling with fellow parishioners at All Souls Church in Salford.’
    • ‘Then a priest told Rose about a parishioner who had died of cancer.’
    • ‘So if nothing else, endorsing candidates from the pulpit might rouse the dozing parishioner.’
    • ‘This year's concert is dedicated to a parishioner's daughter who recently died.’
    • ‘They saw a video about fish farms and a slide show from a parishioner who visited India.’
    • ‘They are not as deferential as earlier parishioners to the judgments of the priest.’
    • ‘Let's not forget the party and the unions are like the church running out of parishioners.’
    • ‘Statistics show that one in seven parishioners will leave a church this year.’
    • ‘Yes, he tells a parishioner, church history was written by the winners.’
    • ‘It was a privilege for the parish and parishioners to share this Mass with the rest of the country.’
    • ‘She is also unable to hold the chalice, which is used to give parishioners communion.’
    • ‘One evening this past summer, I struck up a conversation with a fellow parishioner at a neighborhood block party.’
    • ‘The confidential survey was handed to parishioners at every Church of England place of worship in the deanery.’
    • ‘Therefore, status as a regular parishioner is important in its own right, but it also is an indicator of religious practice generally.’
    • ‘Early in my ministry I visited in the hospital a parishioner who had just given birth.’
    • ‘In churches parishioners lit candles in front of photographs of the murdered man.’
    • ‘It is a very useful book to introduce pastors and parishioners to the life of Luther.’
    • ‘As a result, the pastor has become less of a spiritual leader and more of a professional service-delivery agent, and the parishioner more of a client and consumer.’
    parishioners, churchgoers, church, congregation, flock, fold, community
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Pronunciation:

parishioner

/pəˈriSH(ə)nər/