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or irreverence to be used in the Ceremo- people desirous to live in Christian Cona nies,or Rites of the Church, by the misu- versation, and mojt pofitable to the Ellare sing of the Orders appointed in this book; of this Realm, upon the which the MerThe Queens Majesty may by the like ad- cy, Favour and Blessing of Almighty vice of the said Commissioners, or Me- God is in no wise so readily and plenti. tropolitan, ordain and publish [rich fur fully poured as by common Prayers, due ther ceremonies, or Rires, as may be most using of the Sacramenis, & often Preachfor the advancement of Gods glory, the ing of the Gospel with devotion of the edifying of his Church, and the due re- hearers : And yet this notwithstanding. verence of Chrișts holy Mysteries and Saot a great number of people in divers parts
of this Realm, following their own SenAnd be it further Enacted by the fuality, and living without knowledge abou Authority aforesaid, That al Laws, Sta- due fear of God, do wilfully and Schiftutes and Ordinances, wherein ,or where- matically abstain, and refuse to come by any orbier Service, Administration of to their Parish_Churches, and other Pube
Sacraments, or Common Prayer is limi- lick places where Common Prayer, Admi. ted, established, or set forth to be used nistration of the Sacraments.and Preachwithin this Realm, or any other the ing of the wurd of God is used, upon the
Queens Dominions or countries, shall Sundays and other days ordain.d and apfrom henceforth be utterly vid and of pointed to be kept and observed as Holy none effect.
days : And: whereas by the great and Scandalous negle&t of Ministers in the
Said Order, oi Liturgy sa set forth and An Act for the Uniformity of Publick enjoyned as aforesaid, great mischiefs
Prayers and adminiftration of Sacra- and inconveniences, during the times ments, and other Rites and Cere- of the late unhappy Troubles, have arisen monies: And for establishing the and grown; and many people bave been Form of Making, Ordaining, and led into Factions and Schisms, to the Consecrating Bishops, Priests and great decay ard'si andal of the Reformed Deacons in the Church of England. Religion of the Church of England, and
to the bazard of many souls : For pre
vention whereof in time to come, for feta XIV. CAROL. II. tling the peace of the Church, and for
allaying the present dist?mpers which the W Herens in the first year of the late indisposition of the time bath contracted,
Queen Elizabeth, there was one the Kings Majesty (according to his DeUniform Order of Common Service and claration of the five sind twentieth of OcPrayer ,and of the Administration of Sa- tober, One thousand fix bundred and craments, Rites and Ceremonies in the foxty) granted bis Conmission under the Church of England, ( agreeable to the great Seal of England, to several Bishops Word of God, and usage of the Primitive and other Divines to review the Book of Church) compiled by the Reverend Bi- Common-Prayer, and to prepare such Alshops and Clergy, set fortb in-one Book, terations and Additions as they thougko Eniituled, The Book of Common Pray- fit to offer ; And afierwards the Cona er, and Administration of Sacraments, vocations of both the Provinces of Canterand other Rites and Ceremonies in the bury and York, being by His Majesty Church of England, and enjoyned to be called and assembled (and now sitting) used by A&t of Parliament bolden in the His Majesty hath been pleased to Ausaid First year of the said late Queen, thorize and require the Presidents of the Entituled, An A&t for the Unitormity said Convocations, and other the Bishops of Common Prayer and Service in the and Clergy of the same, to revi-w the Church, and administration of the Sa- said Book of Common-Prayer, and the craments, very comfortable to all good Book of the Form Manner of the Make
ing and Confetyaring of Bishops, Priests, Jerling of the peace of 1 17s Nation (which and Deacons ; And that after mature is deered of all good men), nur 10 ibe huu consideration they should make such _4d. nour of our Religion, and the propagabitions and Alterations in the said Books rion thereof, then an Vniversal agreerespectively as to them should seem meet ment in the Publicą Worship of Almighand convenient ; Aná jhould exhibit a ty God; and to the intent that every pero siesent the same to His Majefty in writ- ron within this Realm, may certainly ng for lis further allowance or confire know the rule, to which he is to conform billion ; since which time, upon full in Pz:blick worship, and Administration mature deliberation, they the frid Prelio fof Sacraments and other Rites and CereHents, Biskopsgand Clergy of both Provin- monies of the Church of England, and the Ers, have accordingly reviewed the said manner how, and by whom Bishops, Books, aná bave made fume Alterations Priests, and Deacons are, and ought 10 which they think fit 10 be inserted to the be Made, Ordained and consecrated: ame; and some additional Prayers 10 Be it Enacted by the Kings Mot, Ex, be filid Book of Common-Prayer, to be w- cellent Majesty, by the adoice, and with yed upon proper and emergent occasions; the consent of the Lords épiritual and and have exhibited and presented the Temporal, and of ibe Commons in this
ame unto His Majesty in writing, in present parliament assembled, and by the pre Book, Entituled, the Book of Com- Authority of be fame, That all and fizmon-Prayer, & Administration of the gular Ministers, in any Cathedral, CulleSacraments, and other Rites and Cere- giate, or Parish Church or Chappel, or omonies of the Church, according to ther place of Publick Worship within this the ule of the Church of England; to- Realm of England, Dominion of Wales, gether with the Psalter, or Plalms of and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, shall David, Pointed as they are to be sung be bound 10 say and use the Morning br said in Churches; and the Form and Prayer, Evening Prayer, Celebration Manner of Making, Ordaining, and and Adminiftration of both the SaeraConsecrating of Bishops, Prielts and ments, and all other the Publick, and Peacons: All which His Majesty hav- common-Prayer, in such order and form ing duly considered, hatio fully approved as is mentioned in the said Book annexed and allowed the fame, and recommended and joyned to this prefent Act,and Ento this prefert Parliament, that the said tituled, The Book of Common-PrayBook of Common-Prayer, and of the Furon er, and Administration of the Sacraof Ordination ♡ confecration of Bishops, ments, and other Rites and CeremoPriels,and Deacons with the Alterations nies of the Church, according to the und Additions which have been fomade use of the Church of England; toand presented to His Majesty by the said gether with the Psalter or Psalms Convocationsbe the Bookwhich Mall be ap- of David, Pointed as they are to be pointed to be used by ablihat officiate in all sung or said in Churches ; and the Farbedral and Collegiate Churches and Form and Manner of Making , OrKuppels, and in a Chappels of Colled- daining, and Consecrating of Bishops, ges and Halls in both the Universities, Priests, and Deacons : and, That the and the Colledges of Eaton and Winche- Morning and Evening Pyayers therein Hier, and in all Parish-Churches and contained, fall upon every Lords day, thappels within the Kingdom of England, and upon all orbe: days and occasions, and Dominion of Wales, and Tomn of Ber- at the times therein appointed, be openly wick upon Tweed, and by all that Make, and folemnly read by all and every Minipor Consecrate Biskops, Priests or Deacons, fter or Curate in every Church, Chappel as In any of the said Places, under such other place of Publick Worship within this Sanctions and penalties as the Houses of Realm of England, and places aforesaid.
Parliament shall think fit : Now in re- And to the end that vniformity in the gard that nothing conduceth more to the Publick Worship of God(which is so much
desired) may be speedily effe Eted, Beit sun or perfons, jo ufiending or neglecking, further Enacted by the Authority afore-, were dead. Said, That every Parfon, Vicar, or other And be it furtber Exacted by the Mini'ier whatsoever, who now bath,and Authority aforesaid, That every person enjoyeth any Ecclestastical Benefice, or who shall bereafter be presented or collia Promotion, within this Realm of Eng and, ted, or put into any Ecclefiaftical Benefice er places aforesaid, jball in the Courch, or Prumunion within this Realm of EngChappel, or place of Publick Worship be- land, and places a fore faida Mall in the longing 10 bis Said Benefice or Promwiion, Church, Chappel, or place of Public Worupon fome Lords day before the Feast of ship, belonging to bis said Benefice or ProSaint Bartholomew , which shall be in motion, within two moneth's next after the year of our Lord God, one thousand that he shall be in the tual pollession of fix hundred fixty and 1wo, upenly, pub- the said Ecelesiastical Benefice gor Promol'ickly,and folemnly read the Morning and tion, upon fome Lords day, openly, puba Evening Prayer appointed to be read by, lickly and folemnly read the Morning and and according to the said Book of com- Evening Prayers, appointed to be read mon Prayer, at the times thereby apo by and according to the said Book of Com
pointed, and after such reading thereof mon Prayer, at the times thereby appointShall openly and publickly, before the ed, and after such reading thereof, shall Congregation there assembled, declare his openly and publickly before the Congregirunfeigned allent, and consent to the use of tion there assembled declare bis infignall things in the said Book contained and ed asent and confeni to the use of all prescribed, in these words and no orber. . things therein contained and preserived,
according 10 the form before appointed : A. B. Do bere declare my unfeigned and, That all and every such person, who thing contained, and preferived in, and 10 be allowed and approved by the Ordiby the Book, Enrituled, The Book of nary of the place, neglect or refuse to do Common Prayer, and adminiftration the same within the time aforesaid, or, of the Sacraments; and otle: Rites and (in case of such Impediment) within ons Ceremonies of the Church, according ownein after such impediment removed, to the use of the Church of England, shall ipfo factu be deprived of all his faid together with the Psalter or Psalms of Ecclefiaftical Benefices and Promotions David, Pointed as they are to be sung and , That from thenceforth, it shall and or said in Churches; and the form and may be lawful to and for all Patrons, and manner of making, Ordaining, and Donors of all and fingular the suid EcConfecrating of BilhopsPriests, and clefiaftical Benefices and Promoiwns, or Deacons.
any of them (according to their respective And, that all and every such perfon, Rights and Titles) to present or collate 10 who sball (without fome lawful impedi- the same, astbough, the person or persons ment, to be allowed and approved of by so offending, or neglecting, were dead. the Ordinary of the place ) neglect or And be it further Enacted by the refuse to do the same within the time - Authority aforesaid, That in all places, foresaid, (or in case of such impedi- where the proper incumbent of any Para ment) within one moneih after such im- Sonage, or Vicarage, or Benefice with pediment removedfhall ipfo facto be de- Cure,doth reside on liis living, and keep prived of all his Spiritual Promotions ; a Curate, tbe Incumbent himself in perAnd that from thenceforth it shall be law. Sur (not having some lawful Impediment, ful to, and for all Patrons and Donors of to be allowed by the Ordinary of the place all and singular the saidSpiritual Promo- fall once (at the least) in every moneth lions, or of any of them, according to their openly and publickly read the Commons respective Rights and Titles, to present, Prayers and Service, in and by the said or collate to the same, as though the per- Book prescribed, and (if there be occa
An A&t for Uniformity of Publick Prayers. Fint Administer els of the Sacra- respective admis 101 To u be incumbent ments, and other Rites of the Church, or have poffefsion forefiid, fubscriberne
in the Parish Church, or Chappel of, or Declaration or acknowledgement followbelonging to the same Parfonage, Vicro ing, Scilicet, rage, or Benefice, in such order, wan- A. B. Do declare, That it is rintingner and form, as in, and by the said ful upon any pretence sphatsoever 10 Eost is a ppointed, upon pain to forfeiti be take Arms against the King; and that Sum of Five poznds to ihe use of ihe poor I do abhor that Traiterous Position of takof the Parish for every uffence, upon ing Arms by His Authority against His sonviction by confession, or proof of iwo Perfon, or against those that are commif credible witnesses upon Oath, before 1900 fzonated by Him; and that I pill conforin
Fistices of the Peace of tije County, Cly, to the Liturgy of the Cource of England, er Town-Corporate mbere the offence hall as it is now by Law, established. And I be cornmitted, (which Oath tbe fuid fu- do declare that I do hold, there lies no fices are hereby im poured to administer) obligation upon me, or on any other person and in default of payment within ten from the Oath.commonly called the 30dilys, to be levyed by distress, and sale of lemn League and Covenant, to endeve He gives and imartels of the offender, by vour any change, cr alteration of governibe warrant of the said Justices, by the ment, either in Church or state ; and Courch- wardens, or overjeers of the poor that the same was in it self an unlawful of the frid Parish, rendring the sur- oath, and imposed xpon the Subjects of plu fage to the party.
this Realm against the kiuon Laws and And be it further Enacted by the Au- liberties of this Kingdom. thurity aforesaid,That every Dean, Canon, Which Said Declaration and Acknunge arid Preberdary of enery Cathedral or Col- ledgment shall be fubfcribed by every of legiate Church, and a!l Masters, and o- the faid Maiters and orber Heads, FelIber Heads, Fellows, Ciaplains and Tu- lows, Chaplains, and Tutors of, or in any tors of, or in any Colledge, Hall, House Colledge, Hall, or Houfe of Learning, of Learning,or Hospital and every Pub- and by every publick Profefor and Renlick Professor , and Reader in either of der in either of the Vniversities, before the Universiries, and in every Colledge the Vice-Chancellor of the refpe&tive Vnia elsi where, and every Parson, Vicar, Cu- versuries for tbe time being, or his Depre rate Lecturer, and every other person in ty; And the faid Declaration or Ace buy Orders, and every Schooi-master knowledgment shall be fubfcribed before keeping any pablick, or private Schoul, the respective Archbishop, Bishop,or Orand every person injtırding or Teach- dinary of the Diocefs, by every other peringa'y routh in any house or private Fa- Mon hereby injoynod to subscribe the sam, mily as a Tretor, or scegl-master, who upon pain that ali and every of the pure 24 pun the First day of May, which shall fons aforesaid failing in fach subscriptibe in the year of our Lord God, One thou- on, shall lose and forfeit such respective fand sixhundred sixtytwo, or at any time Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Mastership, thereafter shall be Incumbent, or have Headship, Fellowship, Professors place, poffefsion of any Deanry, Canonry, Pre Readers place, Parfonage, Vicarage, Ecbend, Mastership, Headship, Fellowship, clesiastical Dignity, or Promotion, Cum
Professors place, or Renders place, Par- rares Place, Lecture, and School, and Sonage, Vicarage, or any other Ecclesia Mall be utterly disabled, and ipso facto ftical Dignity or Promotion, or of any cu- deprived of the same; and that every rates place, Lecture,or School, or shall in- Such respective Deanry, Canonyy, Preftru&t or teach any Touth as Tutor, o bend, Mastership, Head}hip, FellowSchoolmaster, shall before the Feast-day ship, Professors place, Renders place, Parof Saint Bartholomew, which fall be in sonage, Vicarage, Écclefiaftical Dignity ahe year of our Lord, one thousand six hun- or Promotion , Curaies place, Lecture, dred fixty twow,or at or before his, or their and School shall be void, as if such pera
fon so failing were naturally dead.
di dettare, that I do hold there And if any Schoolmaster or other lies no Obligation upon me,or on any person instructing or teaching Touti in other person from the Oath, commonly any private House or Family, as a Tu- called the solemn League and Covetor or Schoolmaster, fhall instruct or trach nant,10 endeavour any change, or alteraany Touth as a Tutor or Schoolmaster, tim of Government either in Church or before License obtained from hisrespec- State, And that the Sume was in it self tive Archbishop, Bishop, or Ordinary of an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the the Diocess, according to the Laws and Subjects of this Realm again't the known. Statutes of this Realm (fuimhirl; he shall Laws and Liberties of this Kingdom ; pely Twelve pence only) and before such So as none of the persons aforefuid
subscription and acknowledgment made Noall from thenceforth be at all obliged to as aforesaid; Then every such Shoolmaster Subscribe read that part of the said and other, instructing and teaching as a- Declaration, or Acknowledgment.. forefail, shall for the first offence Suffer Provided always, and be it Enacted, hree monihs imprisonment without Bail or That from and after the Feast of Saint Mainprize, and for every second and o- BarticI mew, which shall be in the year her fuck offence shall suffer three montbs of our Lord, One thousind six hundred mprisonment without Bail or Main- fixty and two, no person, who now is Inprize, and also forfeit to his Majesty the cumbent, and in possession of any ParTüm of five pounds.
Sonago, Vicarage, or Benefice, and we And after such subscription made, e- is not already in holyOrders by Epifcopal very such Parson, Vicar, Curate, and Ordination, or shall not before the said Lecturer, jl.all procure a certificate un- Feast-day of Saint Bartholomew be orler the hand and Seal of the respective dained Priest, or Dencon, according to Archbishop, Eislop, or Ordinary of the the form of Epifcopal Ordination, shall Diocefs (who are hereby enjoyned and have,hold, or enjoy the said Parsonage, Viequired upon demand to make and deli- carage, Benefice with Cure, or other Ecer the same) and shall publickly and o- clefiaftical Promotion within this Kingenly read the sam?, together with the dom of England, or the Doninion of Declaration, or acknowledgment afore. Wales, or Town of Berwick upon hid, upon fome Lords day within three Tweed; but shall be utterly difabled, and onths then next following, in his Pa ipfo facto deprived of the same ; and all sh-Church where be is to ufficiate, in the his Ecclefiaftical Promotions shall be void, efence of the Congregation there afsem- as if he were naturally dead. ed, in the time of Divine Service; up- And be 'it further Enafted by the e pain that every person failing there- Authority aforesaid, Thai no person , Mall lose such Parsonage, Vicarage, whatsoever Jhall tbenceforth be capable to Benefice, Citrates place, or Lecturers be admitted to any Parsonage, Vicarage, auce, respectively, and shall be utterly Benefice, or other Ecclesiastical Promwiisabled and 'ipso facto deprived of the on or Dignity whatsoever, nor shall preme; And that the said Parfonage, Vi- fume to consécrate and administer the rage, or Benefice, Curates place,ur Le- holy Sacrament of the Lords Suppory zirers place shall be void; as if he were before such time as he shall be OrduinEturally dead.
ed Priest'according to the form,and manProvided always , That from and af- ner in, and by tbe
said Bosk prescribed, the Twenty fifth day of March,which unless be bave formerly been made Priest :!l be in the year of our Lord God, o ne by Episcopal Ordination, upon pain to ufand six hundred eighty two, there forfeit for every offence the sum of One ll be omiited in the Sirid Declaration, hundred pounds; (one moiety thereof to Acknowledgment fo to be subscribed the Kings Majesty,ti evther moiety thereA read, these words following, Sci- of to be equally divided between the Poon et..
of the Parish where the offence shall be