Report of the Proceedings of the Free Church Conference, Held in Norwich, Oct. 4th, 5th, and 6th, 1865; And the Supplementary Public Meeting

Report of the Proceedings of the Free Church Conference, Held in Norwich, Oct. 4th, 5th, and 6th, 1865; And the Supplementary Public Meeting

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...of parishioners whom he has to seat. But that is-a difficulty which grows larger.--Mr. A. has four boys., and so must have 6 The law says nothing about the term of assignment' or appropriation, whether for one year or one service. Common sense might have forewarned churchwardens that assignmen t for a whole year would inevitably lead to the evil results which have everywhere followed upon suck an anti-commonsense interpretation of the law. The law plainly means that the space in a parish church is to be made available C'tfh service for as many as it will fairly contain. Now the oi.l/ common-sense way of thus making the space in a church go as far as possible, is the seating parishioners as they corns into church each service. But churchwardens had auith better let parishioners seat themselves, and not interfere, unless it be necessary to do so.--Ei. six seats; bat far nine months out of the twelve his boys are at school, and therefore for that time those eats are lost to the parishioners. Mr. B. has a country house in the parish, which he occupies four months in the year, but he must have a pew for himself and another for his servants, no matter how many respectable families who are worshippers all the year round are without the coveted boon. So for eight months those seats are lost, and for the remaining four, while the servants of that family are occupying their pew, their parents, perhaps, are left to the free seats. And this is called seating parishioners according to their rank! Then Mr. C, though he has no family, often has visitors in his house, and he must have accommodation for them at the expense of the parishioners' rights. And then we have the cases of shitting populations for which the system of annual assignment is manifestly quite...show more

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