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Alan Edgar Walker

Alan Edgar Walker  

(1911–2001)was a Methodist minister at the NSW coalfield town of Cessnock. His strong social mission informed the book he wrote about the community and its needs, Coaltown (1945). He ...
amusements and recreation

amusements and recreation  

Dickens had a profound interest in popular recreation, and reference to it suffuses his early fiction and his journalism throughout his life. His basic philosophy can be found in the ...
Angela Burdett Coutts

Angela Burdett Coutts  

(1814–1906), heiress and philanthropist. She inherited her wealth from Thomas Coutts, the banker. Her benefactions to the C of E included the building and endowment of a number of churches and the ...
Anglicanism

Anglicanism  

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Of, relating to, or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it. The name comes (in the early 17th century) from medieval Latin Anglicanus (its adoption suggested by Anglicana ...
Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission

Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission  

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(ARCIC).A joint commission of the RC Church and the Anglican Communion, intended to further the goal of visible unity between the two bodies. Set up after a meeting in 1966 between Pope Paul VI and ...
Anglo-Catholicism

Anglo-Catholicism  

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A tradition within the Anglican Church which is close to Catholicism in its doctrine and worship and is broadly identified with High Church Anglicanism. As a movement, Anglo-Catholicism grew out of ...
Ann Yearsley

Ann Yearsley  

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(1752–1806),the daughter of a dairywoman, pursued her mother's trade. She published three collections of poems (Poems, on Several Occasions, 1785; Poems on Various Subjects, 1787; The Rural Lyre, ...
antislavery

antislavery  

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution, particularly ...
Arthur Cayley Headlam

Arthur Cayley Headlam  

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(1862–1947),Bp. of Gloucester. He was born at Whorlton, Durham, and educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. Ordained priest in 1889, he was successively Fellow of All Souls (1885) ...
baptists

baptists  

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A person who practises baptism; The Baptist is the epithet of St John of Chancery.A Baptist is a member of a Protestant Christian denomination advocating baptism only of adult believers by total ...
Beilby Porteus

Beilby Porteus  

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(1731–1808), Bp. of London from 1787. He was of American descent. He identified himself with the practical ideals of the rising Evangelical school, and he promoted mission work among the Black slaves ...
Bessie Harrison Lee

Bessie Harrison Lee  

(1860–1950),working-class wife and temperance evangelist, became a prominent advocate of women's suffrage and ‘voluntary motherhood’ in Australia and NZ.Born Bessie Vickery, her adult commitments ...
Bonaventure des Périers

Bonaventure des Périers  

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(c.1510–1544),French humanist, born in Arny-le-Duc (Burgundy) and raised by the abbot of Saint-Martin in Autun. As a young man he lived in Lyon, assisting Olivétan with his translation of ...
bowdlerism

bowdlerism  

Henrietta Maria Bowdler (1753–1830), woman of letters and sermons, and her brother Thomas (1754–1825), physician and philanthropist, contributed their surname to the English language. The Bowdlers ...
Broad Church

Broad Church  

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A popular term, coined on the analogy of High Church and Low Church, for those of the C of E who objected to positive definitions in theology and sought to interpret the Anglican formularies in a ...
brothers and sisters of Dickens

brothers and sisters of Dickens  

Dickens had three sisters and four brothers. With his growing earning power, his talents, his connections, and his personality, his brothers and sisters looked to him for support, as did ...
CCCS

CCCS  

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The ‘Colonial and Continental Church Society’. The name under which the Intercontinental Church Society is incorporated. The society was formed by a union in 1851 of the Newfoundland School Society ...
charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
Charles Simeon

Charles Simeon  

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(1759–1836), leader of the Evangelical Revival. From 1783 he was vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge. At first he met with hostility, but his pastoral zeal broke down opposition and he exercised much ...
Cheap Repository Tracts

Cheap Repository Tracts  

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A series of over one hundred entertaining moral tales, ballads, sermons, and Bible stories published by the Cheap Repository press (1795–8), many of which are by the evangelical writer Hannah ...

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