But, for the modern Episcopalian, the country parson is probably an ideal figure, remote and more longed for than experienced.
Deference to the squire and the parson was often a façade, masking constant challenges to authority by poaching and more explicit threats of rick-burning.
One of the parson 's duties is to encourage and help parishioners find suitable employment.
But a Protestant parson also visited the place.
This was about the clerk of that parish, whose wife used to wash the parson 's surplices.
This seems especially true of recent fiction written by people who have never served a parish as its parson .
The parson goes on to deliver an eloquent sermon on Christian acceptance.
The King James Bible was meant to be read in churches, and the idea was that if you didn't gloss it, people wouldn't be able to understand it properly, and they'd have to come to church and they'd have to ask the parson in the normal way to teach.
He was a good parson , and I am happy to have been introduced to his life by such a reliable biographer.
It is brought home to me in one of the few permitted churches, where the parson has to submit his sermons to the censors a month in advance.