Documentary Annals of the Reformed Church of England; Being a Collection of Injunctions, Declarations, Orders, Articles of Inquiry, Etc., from the Year 1546 to the Year 1716 with Notes Historical and Explanatory Volume 2
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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... 9. The archbishop's letter about the ministering and receiving of the sacrament in the church of Crayford in Kent.--Reg. II. Abbot, fol. 143. b. GEORGE, by the providence of God archbishop of Cant. primate and metropolitan of all England, to our well beloved in Christ the parson, churchwardens, and other the parishioners and inhabitants of the parish of Crayford in the county of Kent and deanery of Shoreham,5 of the peculiar and immediate jurisdiction of us, and of our cathedral and metropolitical church of Christ Cant. and to all other persons whatsoever, to whom these presents shall come, or may any way concern, greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Whereas upon some difference arising among you about the decent and reverend ministering and receiving of the holy communion in the chancel of the said church of Crayford, we upon the petition of you the parson did refer the viewing of the said church, and examination of the said difference unto The archbishop's letter The petition that gave occasion to this letter grew out of the different interpretations of the 82nd canon, which required that at the time of the communion the table " shall be placed in so good sort within the church or chancel, as thereby the minister may be more conveniently heard of the communicants in his prayer and ministration, and the communicants also more conveniently, and in more number, may communicate with the said minister." The one party desired that it should be placed in the body of the church, in order that the eucharist might be considered as a religious feast, the other wished it to be placed altar-wise at the east end of the chancel, in order that it might correspond with the nature of a religious sacri sir Nathaniel Brent, knight, our vicar general, ...
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