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appeals

appeals  

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Appeals by clergy and laity to authorities higher than their diocesan bishops were based on Roman civil law and regulated by several councils. In England from the time of Henry II successive kings ...
chancellor

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In the C of E, the diocesan chancellor is a professional lawyer who is the chief representative of the bishop in the administration of the temporal affairs of his diocese. Diocesan chancellors are ...
Charles James Blomfield

Charles James Blomfield  

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(1786–1857),Bp. of London. He was the son of a schoolmaster at Bury St Edmunds, and, after a distinguished career at Trinity College, Cambridge, was ordained in 1810. In the ...
Church Commissioners

Church Commissioners  

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For England. The body formed in 1948 by the amalgamation of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne's Bounty. It is responsible for managing many of the C of E's historic assets. By the ...
Geoffrey Francis Fisher

Geoffrey Francis Fisher  

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(1887–1972), Abp. of Canterbury from 1945 to 1961. While Bp. of London (1939–45) he showed great administrative skill in dealing with the pastoral reorganization necessitated by war damage and as ...
glebe

glebe  

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Was a portion of land allocated to support a priest. Though originally it was intended as the sole support, it soon required substantial augmentation, usually through tithes.
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council  

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A tribunal, created by the Judicial Committee Act 1833, consisting of the Lord Chancellor, Lord President of the Council and ex-Lords President, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and other members of the ...
Peel parish

Peel parish  

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In the C of E, a parish set up under the New Parishes Act 1843, passed when Sir Robert Peel was Prime Minister, or one of the subsequent Acts on the subject.
prebend

prebend  

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An endowment of land or other wealth set aside as the provender (prebenda) of an ecclesiastical official (prebendary), usually a cathedral canon. Prebends were typically derived from the cathedral’s ...
Queen Anne's Bounty

Queen Anne's Bounty  

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A fund established by Queen Anne of England in 1704 to receive tithes and other payments formerly diverted to the crown by Henry VIII, so as to improve the endowments of poorer parishes.[...]
William Howley

William Howley  

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(1766–1848),Abp. of Canterbury. He was the last ‘Prince-Archbishop’, the revenues of the archiepiscopal see coming under the control of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners at his death. Educated at ...

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