The sexton is a full time employee of the church.
An example of a sexton is the person who mows the lawn and does repair work at a church.
Origin of sextonMiddle English sextein, altered from segerstane from Old French segrestain from Medieval Latin sacristanus: see sacristan
Origin of sextonMiddle English sextein from Anglo-Latin sextānus probably from Medieval Latin secristānus sacristan variant of sacristānus ; see sacristan .
From Medieval Latin sacristanus, based on Latin sacer (“sacred").