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Andy Lovie wrote:

Hi, guys—

This may seem like a silly question, but:

  • Is there a specific name for a Catholic priest's house, possibly attached to a Church?
    For example:

    • In England, a Vicar's residence is a Vicarage, or
    • a Scottish Presbyterian ('my background') minister's residence is a Manse.



  { Is there a specific name for a house a Catholic priest lives in, possibly attached to a Church? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Andy —

Thanks for the question.

The name for a priest's residence, usually attached to the church, is a rectory.

A church's pastor used to be called a "rector", as he still is in the Anglican communion. Heads of Catholic seminaries are also called rectors.

Yours in Christ,

Eric Ewanco

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