The churchwarden's manual

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Pàgina 14 - Provided always, and be it enacted, that such ornaments of the church and of the ministers thereof shall be retained and be in use as was in this Church of England by authority of parliament in the second year of the reign of King Edward the Sixth until other order shall be therein taken by the authority of the queen's majesty, with the advice of her commissioners appointed and authorized under the great seal of England for causes ecclesiastical or of the metropolitan of this realm.
Pàgina 78 - After the Divine Service ended, the money given at the Offertory shall be disposed of to such pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Church-wardens shall think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.
Pàgina 46 - ... limited manner only, that they may repair or not, as they think fit ; and that, where it so happens that the fabric of the church stands in need of repair, the only question upon which the parishioners, when convened together to make a rate, can by law deliberate and determine is, not whether they will repair the church or not (for...
Pàgina 18 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God, the true Profession of the Gospel, and the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law? And will you maintain and preserve inviolably the Settlement of the Church of England, and the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Government thereof, as by law established in England?
Pàgina 13 - PROVIDED always and be it enacted, that such ornaments of the Church, and of the ministers thereof, shall be retained and be in use as was in this Church of England, by authority of Parliament, in the second year of the reign of King Edward the vi. until other order shall be therein taken by the authority of the Queen's Majesty...
Pàgina 16 - ... shall at the charge of the parish, with the advice and direction of the minister, provide a sufficient quantity of fine white bread, and of good and wholesome wine, for the number of communicants that shall...
Pàgina 79 - Although the Churchwardens may concur in directing the ringing or tolling of the bells on certain public and private occasions, the Incumbent, nevertheless, has so far the control over the bells of the Church, that he may prevent the Churchwardens from ringing or tolling them at undue hours, and without just cause. Indeed, as the freehold of the Church is vested in the Incumbent, there is no doubt that he has a right to the custody of the keys of the Church, subject to the granting admission to the...
Pàgina 45 - Such then being the law of the land, it follows, as a necessary consequence, that the repair of the fabric of the church is a duty which the parishioners are compellable to perform ; not a mere voluntary act, which they may perform, or decline, at their own discretion ; that the law is imperative upon them absolutely, that they do repair the church...
Pàgina 56 - By the general law, and of common right, all the pews in a parish church are the common property of the parish ; they are for the use in common of the parishioners, who are all entitled to be seated, orderly and conveniently, so as best to provide for the accommodation of all.
Pàgina 79 - This was very irregular, for the minister has, in the first instance, the right to the possession of the key, and the churchwardens have only the custody of the church under him. If the minister refuses access to the church on fitting occasions, he will be set right on application and complaint to higher authorities.

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