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Noun sidesman has 1 sense
  1. sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
    --1 is a kind of
    assistant, helper, help, supporter

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A sidesman is a person who assists in the running of a local church or religious institution, usually appointed by the church authorities. The role of a sidesman may vary depending on the specific requirements of the church and may involve duties such as greeting parishioners, distributing hymnbooks, collecting offerings, and assisting with the overall smooth functioning of religious ceremonies.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The sidesman warmly welcomed visitors as they entered the church.
  2. John has been a sidesman at the local church for over ten years, faithfully carrying out his duties every Sunday.
  3. The sidesman's main responsibility is to make sure all the necessary items for the service, such as candles and communion elements, are prepared and in place.
  4. Being a sidesman requires both a strong commitment to the church community and good organizational skills.
  5. During the wedding ceremony, the sidesman directed guests to their seats and ensured everything ran smoothly.

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