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The bishop holds the priesthood keys to direct the work of the Church within the ward. He has five principal responsibilities in the ward:

  1. Presiding high priest
  2. President of the Aaronic Priesthood
  3. Common judge
  4. Oversees welfare matters
  5. Oversees records, finances, and the use and security of the meetinghouse

Handbook references

Handbook 1: Chapter 2


Ward bishopric meeting, Ward PEC, Ward Council, Bishopric Youth Committee. The bishopric plans sacrament meeting and other ward meetings listed in Handbook 2, Chapter 18.

Priesthood leader

Stake President

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