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What do the titles mean?

Bishop ~ A Bishop is entrusted with a position of authority and oversight over a diocese. Bishops ordain clergy, including other bishops, and officially welcome members into the Anglican Communion through confirmation.

Dean ~ A Dean is responsible for the Cathedral of a diocese, serving as the leading pastor at the Cathedral.

Canon ~ A Canon is an assistant to the bishop, typically serving in a specific area of ministry within a diocese.

Clergy ~ 'Clergy' is the generic term used to describe the formal, ordained leadership within the Anglican church.

Deacon ~ Being a Deacon is the initial level of being ordained in the Anglican Church. Deacons often have special duties and traditionally read the Gospel during Sunday worship services.

Pastor ~ The pastor is an ordained clergy person who shepherds the congregation and promotes the spiritual welfare of the community through preaching and administering the sacraments.

Priest ~ A priest is an ordained person having the authority to administer religious rites such as baptism, marriage, and holy eucharist.

Rector ~ A person who holds the office of presiding over an ecclesiastical institution.

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