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Parish Office
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[German Version]

Parishes (VII) as complex organizations must maintain their internal functions and guarantee accessibility. The parish office has been created within the parish infrastructure as a place where these tasks are taken care of. The team of church workers has developed differentiated functions; the position of parish secretary has acquired independent importance.

This process is comparable with developments in medical practices or lawyers’ offices, where the workload of professionals is lightened by the activity of support staff, and …

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Lindner, Herbert, “Parish Office”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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