sextons

Derivation

  • Anglo-Norman: segerstein, someone who looks after the sacred objects

Article

A church official, usually a layman, with duties ranging from those of janitor to those of sacristan, such as caring for the church edifice and grounds, ringing the bell, and preparing graves.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “sextons”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2020. Web. 16 May 2021. <>