The Churchwarden's Manual

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byThomas Mackreth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847. Excerpt: ... ave now pronounced valid which are made by themselves and minorities in vestry, they could not, perhaps, successfully or legally do so, for, in such case, the parishioners who refused the rate would not have been guilty of any ecclesiastical offence. In a recent case, however, called the Norwich case, a different course was adopted. It was not sought in that case to enforce a rate made by the minority of the vestry; but to punish the refractory parishioners by ecclesiastical censures: and criminal proceedings were accordingly instituted against one of the parties in the Court of Arches, by virtue of letters of request from the Consistorial Court of Norwich. The citation called upon John Francis, a parishioner of the parish of St. George, Colegate, Norwich, to appear and answer articles "for having wilfully and contumaciously obstructed, or at least refused to make, or join or concur in the making of a sufficient rate or assessment, for providing funds in order to defray the expense of the necessary repairs of the church." The defendant appeared under protest and contended that the citation did not disclose any ecclesiastical offence: but Sir Herbert Jenner Fust overruled the protest, and assigned him to appear absolutely. A prohibition was indeed subsequently obtained from the Court of Queen's Bench to restrain the Court Christian from proceeding with the suit: but the judgment of the Temporal Court, far from denying the right of the Ecclesiastical Court to punish the refractory parishioner, expressly recognizes such right; and the prohibition issued upon the ground that the citation was not sufficiently explicit, and did not sufficiently shew a refusal or obstruction of the rate, under circumstances which were necessarily inexcusable. It had, indeed, bee...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847. Excerpt: ... ave now pronounced valid which are made by themselves and minorities in vestry, they could not, perhaps, successfully or legal...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217070752

ISBN - 13:9780217070751

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