Triers and Ejectors
In 1640 a committee of Parliament was formed to eject ‘scandalous’ ministers [i.e. those with Laudian or ‘Arminian’ sympathies]. Local committees were later formed to eject those who would not accept the Solemn League and Covenant. A national commission of Triers was appointed by O. Cromwell in 1654 to approve public preachers and lecturers before their admission to office.