And in Case they themselves be sick, or lawfully absent, they shall substitute such licensed Preachers to supply their Turns, as by the Bishop of the Diocess shall be thought meet to Preach in Cathedral Churches. This Resolution and Practice of our Church, hath been allowed and approved by the Censure upon the Communion Book in King Edward the Sixth’s Days, and by the Harmony of Confessions of later Years; because indeed the Use of this Sign in Baptism was ever accompanied here with such sufficient Cautions and Exceptions against all Popish Superstition and Error, as in the like Cases are either fit or convenient. THe Office of all Church-wardens and Side-men shall be reputed ever hereafter to continue, until the New Church-Wardens that shall succeed them, be Sworn, which shall be the first Week after Easter, or some Week following, according to the direction of the Ordinary. Ecclesiastical Courts belonging to the Jurisdiction of Bishops, and Archdeacons and the Proceedings in them. In the eleventh century, some churches required clergy thus living together to adopt the rule first proposed by Saint Church of England. 0 Reviews. Omit paragraph 3 (churches and chapels dependent on a parish church). IN what Parish-Church or Chapel soever there is a Curate which is a Master of Arts, or Batchelor of Arts, or is otherwise well able to teach youth, and will willingly so do, for the better increase of his Living, and training up of Children in principles of true Religion: We Will and Ordain, That a License to teach Youth of the Parish where he serveth, be granted to none by the Ordinary of that place, but only to the said Curate. ALL Chancellors, Commissaries, Archdeacons, Officials, and all other exercising Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, shall appoint such meet Places for the keeping of their Courts by the assignment or approbation of the Bishop of the Diocess, as shall be convenient for Entertainment of those that are to make their appearance there, and most indifferent for their travel. WHosoever shall affirm, That no manner of Person either of the Clergy or Laity, not being themselves particularly assembled in the said sacred Synod, are to be subject to the Decrees thereof in Causes Ecclesiastical (made and ratified by the King’s Majesty’s Supreme Authority) as not having given their Voices unto them; let him be Excommunicated, and not restored until he repent and publicly revoke that his wicked Error. And furthermore, that one of the Parties personally swear, that he believeth there is no Let or Impediment of Precontract, Kindred, or Alliance, or of any other lawful Cause whatsoever, nor any Suit commenced in any Ecclesiastical Court, to bar or hinder the proceeding of the said Matrimony, according to the Tenour of the aforesaid License. IT is further ordered and decreed, That henceforward no Inhibition be granted by occasion of any Interlocutory Decree, or in any cause of Correction whatsoever, except under the Form aforesaid: And moreover, That before the going out of any such Inhibition, the Appeal it self, or a Copy thereof (avouched by Oath to be just and true) be exhibited to the Judge, or his lawful Surrogate, whereby he may be fully informed both of the quality of the Crime, and of the cause of the Grievance, before the granting forth of the said Inhibition. And if any Minister neglect his Duty herein, let him be sharply reproved upon the first Complaint, and true Notice thereof given to the Bishop or Ordinary of the Place. Instead, the convocations of the clergy enacted sets of canons, of which the most comprehensive appeared in 1604. IF any offend their Brethren either by Adultery, Whoredom, Incest, or Drunkenness, or by Swearing, Ribaldry, Usury, and any other Uncleanness and Wickedness of Life, the Church-Wardens, or Quest-Men and Side-Men in their next Presentments to their Ordinaries, shall faithfully present all and every of the said Offenders, to the intent that they and every of them may be punished by the severity of the Laws, according to their Deserts: and such notorious Offenders shall not be admitted to the holy Communion, till they be reformed. And the said Clerks so chosen shall have and receive their ancient Wages, without Fraud or Diminution, either at the Hands of the Church-Wardens at such Times as hath been accustomed, or by their own Collection, according to the most ancient Custom of every Parish. Instead, the convocations of the clergy enacted sets of canons, of which the most comprehensive appeared in 1604. This will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings 8-9pm beginning on 4 May. NO Bishop, Suffragan, Chancellor, Commissary, Archdeacon, Official, nor any other exercising Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction whatsoever, nor any Register of any Ecclesiastical Courts, nor any Minister belonging to any of the said Offices or Courts, shall hereafter for any Cause incident to their several Offices, take or receive any other or greater Fees, than such as were certified to the most Reverend Father in God, John late Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Year of our Lord God 1597, and were by him ratified and approved, under pain that every such Judge, Officer or Minister offending herein, shall be suspended from the Exercise of their several Offices for the space of six Months for every such Offence. And this Use of the Sign of the Cross in Baptism was held in the Primitive Church, as well by the Greeks as the Latins, with one Consent and great Applause. They were drawn up in Latin by Richard Bancroft, Bishop of London, and only the Latin text is authoritative. In draft Canon L II, paragraph 3, in the Report of the Archbishops' Commission on Canon Law, the words ‘due obedience’ appear instead of the words ‘due allegiance’ (The Canon Law of the Church of England (London, 1947), p 141); that the words mean the same thing is made clear by the provisions of Canon C 14, paragraph 1; see, too, the Clerical Subscription Act 1865, s 12. And if any Parishes be yet unfurnished of the Bible of the largest Volume, or of the Books of Homilies allowed by Authority, the said Church-Wardens shall within convenient Time provide the same at the like Charge of the Parish. A Canon Law Commission was appointed in 1939 to reconsider the matter of canon law in the Church of England: it held eight sessions between 1943 and 1947 and then issued a report which included a full set of new canons which were subsequently considered by Convocation.. A thoroughly revised and updated standard work on the Canon law of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England, this work now includes a list of Eastern Catholic Churches which are fully Catholic in so far as they are in full communion with the Roman pontiff. Upon which Certificate we desire, that the said high Commissioners will ex officio mero send for such Parties, and compel them to obey the just and lawful Decrees of such Ecclesiastical Ordinaries making such Certificates. Under the current canon law, set out in Canon B 38, it is the duty of the minister to bury all parishioners, those who die in the parish, or those entered on the electoral roll of the parish according to the rites of the Church of England, except for (among others) those who ‘being of sound mind have laid violent hands upon themselves’. canon 37, were amended in the 19th century. All these to be done at the Charge of the Parish. Canon Law Commission. WHereas every Lay-person is bound to receive the Holy Communion Thrice every Year, and many notwithstanding do not receive that Sacrament once in a Year: We do require every Minister to give Warning to his Parishioners publickly in the Church at Morning Prayer, the Sunday before every time of his administering that holy Sacrament, for their better preparation of themselves: which said Warning we enjoyn the said Parishioners to accept and obey, under the penalty and danger of the Law. And if these Officers shall not certifie each other, as is here prescribed, or after such Certificate shall intermeddle with the Crimes or Persons detected and presented in each others Visitation; then every of them so offending shall be suspended from all Exercise of his Jurisdiction, by the Bishop of the Diocess, until he shall repay the Costs and Expences which the Parties grieved, have been at, by that Vexation. Music in Worship. NO Bishop, Chancellor, Archdeacon, Official, or other Ecclesiastical Judge, shall suffer any general Processes of Quorum Nomina, to be sent out of his Court; except the Names of all such as thereby are to be cited, shall be first expressly entred by the hand of the Register, or his Deputy, under the said Processes, and the said Processes and Names be first subscribed by the Judge, or his Deputy, and his Seal thereto affixed. Buy The Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church and Church of England: A Handbook First Edition by Jones, Rhidian (ISBN: 9780567087171) from Amazon's Book Store. WHosoever shall hereafter affirm, That the Government of the Church of England, under his Majesty, by Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Archdeacons, and the rest that bear Office in the same, is Antichristian, or repugnant to the Word of God: Let him be Excommunicated ipso facto, and so continue until he repent, and publickly revoke such his wicked Errors. Canon Law Commission. THe Church-Wardens shall provide and have within three Months after the publishing of these Constitutions, a strong Chest, with a Hole in the upper part thereof, to be provided at the Charge of the Parish (if there be none such already provided) having three Keys; of which one shall remain in the custody of the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, and the other two in the custody of the Church-Wardens for the time being: which Chest they shall set and fasten in the most convenient place, to the intent the Parishioners may put into it their Alms for their Poor Neighbours. THE Church-Wardens or Quest-Men of every Church and Chapel, shall at the Charge of the Parish provide the Book of Common Prayer, lately explained in some few Points by His Majesty’s Authority according to the Laws and his Highness Prerogative in that behalf, and that with all convenient speed, but at the furthest within two Months after the publishing of these our Constitutions. But if either of the Universities shall offend therein, we leave them to the Danger of the Law and His Majesty’s Censure. And likewise, if any Parson, Vicar, or Curate, shall after the publishing hereof, either receive to the Communion any such Persons which are not of his own Church and Parish, or shall Baptize any of their Children, thereby strengthning them in their said Errors; Let him be Suspended, and not released thereof, until he do faithfully promise that he will not afterwards offend therein. XIII. FOrasmuch as Matrimonial Causes have been always reckoned and reputed among the Weightiest, and therefore require the greater Caution when they come to be handled and debated in Judgment, especially in Causes wherein Matrimony having been in the Church duly solemnized, is required upon any suggestion or pretext whatsoever to be dissolved or annulled: We do straitly Charge and Enjoyn, that in all Proceedings to Divorce and Nullities of Matrimony, good Circumspection and Advice be used; and that the Truth may (as far as is possible) be sifted out by the Deposition of Witnesses, and other lawful Proofs and Evictions, and that Credit be not given to the sole Confession of the Parties themselves, howsoever taken upon Oath either within or without the Court. NO Minister shall Preach or Administer the Holy Communion in any private House, except it be in Times of Necessity, when any being either so impotent, as he cannot go to the Church, or very dangerously sick, are desirous to be partakers of that Holy Sacrament, upon pain of Suspension for the first Offence, and Excommunication for the Second. The said Communion to be Administered at such Times, and with such Limitation as is specified in the Book of Common Prayer; provided, that no such Limitation by any Construction shall be allowed of, but that all Deans, Wardens, Masters or Heads of Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, Prebendaries, Canons, Vicars, Petty Canons, Singing-Men, and all others of the Foundation, shall receive the Communion Four Times Yearly at the least. Though other churches of the Reformation rejected the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England retained the concept of canon law and developed its own type, which has acceptance in the churches of the Anglican Communion. BOOK I. Likewise all Deans, Masters of Colleges, Archdeacons and Prebendaries in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches (being Priests or Deacons) Doctors in Divinity, Law and Physick, Batchelors in Divinity, Masters of Arts, and Batchelors of Law having any Ecclesiastical Living, shall usually wear Gowns with standing Collars, and Sleeves strait at the Hands, or wide Sleeves as is used in the Universities, with Hoods or Tippets of Silk or Sarcenet, and Square Caps. That he alloweth the Book of Articles of Religion agreed upon by the Archbishops, and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at London, in the Year of our Lord God, One thousand five hundred sixty and two: and that he acknowledgeth all and every the Articles therein contained, being in number Nine and thirty, besides the Ratification, to be agreeable to the Word of God. Excluded from the membership or community of the Church under canon law, Dissenters were, prior to the reforms of the nineteenth century, further excluded from the political life of the nation by the action of statutes such as the Test Acts of 1673 and 1678, and the Corporation Act of 1661, though successive Indemnity Acts passed after 1727 mitigated the effects of these statutes. And when he is present, he, with the rest of the Canons or Prebendaries resident, shall take special Care, that the Statutes and laudable Customs of their Church (not being contrary to the Word of God, or Prerogative Royal) the Statutes of this Realm being in Force concerning Ecclesiastical Order, and all other Constitutions now set forth and confirmed by his Majesty’s Authority, and such as shall be lawfully enjoyned by the Bishop of the Diocess, in his Visitation, according to the Statutes and Customs of the same Church, or the Ecclesiastical Laws of this Realm, be diligently observed, and that the Petty Canons, Vicars Choral, and other Ministers of their Church, be urged to the Study of the holy Scriptures, and every one of them to have the New Testament not only in English, but also in Latin. EVery Parson, Vicar or Curate shall in his several Charge declare to the People every Sunday, at the time appointed in the Communion-Book, whether there be any Holy-days, or Fasting-days the Week following. FOr the avoiding of all fraud and collusion in the obtaining of such Licenses and Dispensations: We further constitute and appoint, That before any License for the Celebration of Matrimony, without Publication of Banns be had or granted, it shall appear to the Judge by the Oaths of Two sufficient witnesses, One of them to be known either to the Judge himself, or to some other Person of good Reputation then present, and known likewise to the said Judge, that the express Consent of the Parents or Parent, if one be dead, or Guardians or Guardian of the Parties is thereunto had and obtained. ACcording to a former Constitution, too much neglected in many places, we appoint, That there shall be a Font of Stone in every Church and Chapel where Baptism is to be Ministered; the same to be set in the ancient usual places. NO Minister shall refuse or delay to Christen any Child according to the Form of the Book of Common Prayer, that is brought to the Church to him upon Sundays or Holy-days to be Christned, or to bury any Corps that is brought to the Church or Church-yard (convenient warning being given him thereof before) in such manner and form as is prescribed in the said Book of Common Prayer. And if in that Year, by reason of some Infirmity, he be not able personally to Visit, then he shall not omit the execution of that Duty of Confirmation the next Year after, as he may conveniently. And the Parson, Vicar, or Curate shall diligently from time to time, and especially when Men make their Testaments, call upon, exhort, and move their Neighbours, to confer, and give as they may well spare to the said Chest, declaring unto them, That whereas heretofore they have been diligent to bestow much Substance otherwise than God commanded, upon superstitious Uses, now they ought at this time to be much more ready to help the Poor and Needy, knowing that to relieve the Poor, is a Sacrifice which pleaseth God: And that also whatsoever is given for their Comfort is given to Christ himself, and is so accepted of him, that he will mercifully reward the same. Historically, the only occasion in which the confidentiality of a confession was imposed as a duty by the Church of England seems to have been in the canons that were made in 1603. WE are sorry that His Majesty’s most Princely Care and Pains taken in the Conference at Hampton-Court, amongst many other Points, touching this One of the Cross in Baptism, hath taken no better Effect with many, but that still the Use of it in Baptism is so greatly stuck at and impugned. The Ecclesiastical Law Society is convening an online reading group studying the Canons of the Church of England. Though other churches of the Reformation rejected the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England retained the concept of canon law and developed its own type, which has acceptance in the churches of the Anglican Communion. Moreover, they shall not take upon them the Office of Promoters or Informers for the Court, neither shall they exact more or greater Fees than are in these our Constitutions formerly prescribed. And that we may speak more particularly, upon Wednesdays and Fridays weekly, though they be not Holy-days, the Minister at the accustomed Hours of Service, shall resort to the Church and Chapel, and Warning being given to the People by Tolling of a Bell, shall say the Litany prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer: whereunto we wish every Housholder dwelling within half a Mile of the Church, to come or send one at least of his Household fit to joyn with the Minister in Prayers. Contents. 7) 3 4 Funerals: conduct (1) A clerk in Holy Orders who is authorised to officiate in accordance with the Canons of the Church of England may perform a funeral service in a crematorium, cemetery or other place wh ich is not a church … WE ordain, That the Archbishops, and all Bishops within their several Diocesses, shall procure (as much as in them lieth) that a true Note and Terrier of all the Glebes, Lands, Meadows, Gardens, Orchards, Houses, Stocks, Implements, Tenements, and Portions of Tythes, lying out of their Parishes (which belong to any Parsonage, or Vicarage, or Rural Prebend) be taken by the view of honest Men in every Parish, by the appointment of the Bishop, whereof the Minister to be one, and be laid up in the Bishops Registry there to be for a perpetual Memory thereof. 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