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Service in the Church, and Administration of the Sacra. ments.


Here at the death of our late So- and Commons in this present Parliamın

by Sixth, there remained one uniform order

. That all, and singular Ministers in any of common Service, and Prayer, and of Cathedral, or Parish-church, or other the Administration of Sacraments, Rites place, within this Realm of England,

and Ceremonies in the Church of England, Wales, and the Marches of the same, or wkich was set forth in one Book ,intituled, other the Queens Dominions, swall from The Book of Common Prayer , and and after the Feast of the Nativity of Administration of Sacramenes, and o- Saint John Baprift next coming,be bound. ther Rites and Ceremonies in the den to say and use the Mattens, EvenChurch of England, Authorized by Act song, Celebration of the Lords Supper, and

of Parliament hulden in the Fifih and Administration of each of the SacraSixth years of our faid late Sovereign menis, and all their common and open Lord King Edward the Sixth jintituled, Prayer, in such oder ind form as is

An Ad for the Unitormity of com- mentioned in ihe said Book, fo Authorimon Prayer and Administration of the red by Parliament in the" Said fifih and Sacraments; The which

was repealed and sextis years of the Reign of King Edward taken away by set of Parliament, in the the Sixih; with one alteration, or additiFirst year of the Reign of our late Soveo on of ceridin Leffons to be used on every reign Lady Queen Mary, to the great de: Sunday in the yzar, and the foron of the

cas of the due bonour of God, and dis Litany altered, and corrected, and two comfort to the profeffours of the truth of Sentences only added in the delivery or Chiiffs Religion :

the Sacrament to the Communicanis, and Be it therefore enacted by the Authori- none other, or otherwise:and, That if any ty of this present Parliament, That the manner of Parsm, Vicar, or other whalfosaid ftarute of Repeal, and every thing lever Mi..ifter, that ought or lhorild forg, Said Book, andıbe Service, Administra- Vaid Book, or minister the Sacraments, tion of Sacraments, Rites and Ceremo- from, and after the Feast of the Nativinies contained or appointed in, or by the of Saint John Baprift next coming, faid Book, shall be void and of none effect

, refuse to use ibe said common Prayers, of from and aft or the Feat of the Nativity to minister the Sacraments in such caibe! of S. John Baptist next corning : and deat, or Parish Church, or other places, as thai the faid Book, with the order of fer-lhe Should use to minifter the same, in vice, and of the Administration of Sa- uch order and form, as they be mentiocranenis, Rites, and Ceremamies with ned; and set forth in the said Book, or the alteration and additims therein ail: Whall wilfully, or ubftinately standing in dea and appointed by this Statue, Shall the fame, use any other Rite, Ceremony,

stand, and be, from, and after the said Order, Form, or Manner of celebraring Fent of the Nuivity of Saint John Bap- of the Lords Supper openly, or privily, ist, in full force and effect, according to for Mattens, Evenfony, Administration

e vnour and effe&t of this Statute; Any of the Sacraments, or other open Pragers, ping in the foresaid Statute of Repeal to then is mentioned, and set forth in the phe contrary notwithstanding. Said Book ; (Open Prayer in, and

Arid further be it enafted by the Queens throughout this Act, is meant that Highness, will the effent of the Lords Prayer, which is for other to come un

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to,or hear, either in common Churches baving any Spiritual Promotion, after pr private Chappels, or Oratories, his first conviétion, Shalt eftswuns ajfend commonly called the Service of the in any thing concerning the premises, Church) or shall preach, declare, or speak and shall in form aforesaid be thereof awany thing in the derogation, or deprav- fully conviếter; That then the same ang of the said Book, or any thing therein person Jr all for his second offence suffer contained, or of any part thereof, and shall imprisonment during his life. be thereof lawfully convicted, uccording to And it is Ordained, and Enacted by the Laws of this Realm, by verdi&t of the Authority aforesaid, That if any pers twelve men, or by kis own confession, or son or per fons whatsoever, after the Suid by the notorious easidence of the fast; be Feast of the Nativity of Saint John ball lose, and fu:feit to the Queens High- Baprift next coming, shall in any En. ness, Her Heirs, and Succellors, for his terludes, Plays, Songs, Rimes, or by first offence, the profit of all bis Spiritual other open worás declare, or Spark any Benefices or Proinotions, coming, or aris- thing in the derogation, depraving, or deang in one whole year next after this con- Spising of the fame Book, 01 of anything piłtion : And also that the person fo con- therein contained, or any part thereof, or wicked shall for the same offence suffer Mall by open fact,deed, or by open threatimprisonmeni by the space of six months nings compel, or cause, or otherwise without Bail or Mainprise : And if procure, or maintain any Parson, Vicar, any such person, once convict of any of, or other Minister in any Cathedral, or fence concerning the premisses, Mall after Parish Church, or in Chappel, or in any his first conviction, eft foons offend, and oiber place, to sing, or say any common, be tberevf in form aforesaid lawfully con- or open Prayer, or to minijier any Site

That then the forme perfon Mall for crament otherwise, or in any other manliis second offence fieffer imprisonment by ner, and form, then is mentioned in the space of one whole year, and also the said Book; or by any of the said fhall therefore be deprived ipfo facto of means shall unlawfully interrupt, or let el bis Spiritual Promotions; and, That any Parfon, Vicar, or other Minister in it shall be lawfull to all Patrons, or Do- any Cathedral, or Parish Church or Chaphours of all and singular the same Spiri- pel or any other place, to sing, or say comHual Promotions, or of any of them, to won and open Prayer, or to minister the present, or collate to the same, as though Sacraments, or any of them,in such manbe person and persons fo offending were ner and form, as is mentioned in the dead. And, That, if any such person or said Book ; That tben every such person, persons after he shall be twice convicted in being thereof lawfully convicted in form form aforesaid, thall offend against any abovefaid, sau forfeit to the Queen our of the premisses the third time, and shall Sovereign Lady, Her Heirs, and Succefbe tbereuf, in form aforesaid, lawfully sors, for the first offence an hundred convicted;That then the person fo offend- marks : Andif

any person, or persons, ng, and corujited the third time, shall be being once

convict of any such offence, deprived ipfo facto of all his

Spiritual eftfoons offend again any of the last repromotions, and also shall suffer impri- cited offences and shall in form aforesaid fonment during his life : And if the be thereof lawfully convict; That then person that shall offend, and be convict the same person. fo offending and conviet, in form aforesaid, concerning any of the Mall for the secona offence forfeit to the premises, shall not be Beneficed nor have Queen our Sovereign Laáy, Her Heirs, any Spiritual Promotion ; that then the and Succeffors, four hundred marks: Jame person, fo offending, and convist, And if any person, after he in form afall for the first offence, suffer impriforesaid, shall have been twice convi&t of Forment during one wbole year next af. any offence concerning any of the last res zor his faid convi&tion, without Bail or cited offences,

ball offend the third iime, prise ; And if any such person not and be thereof in forma abovefaid law


fully convict ; That then every person to offence Jhall be done, to the use of this offending and convict, fvall for his third poor of the Same Parish, of the goods, uffence forfeit to our Sovereign Lady Lands and tenements of such offender, by The Queen all his Goods and Chattles, way of distress. and fall Suffer imprisonment during his And for due execution hereof, the life: And if any person or persons, that Queens moft excellent Majesty,the Lords for his first offence concerning the premis temporal, and all the Commons ix this fes, shall be convict in form aforesaid, do present Parliament assembled ,do in God's mot pay the sum to be paid by vertue of name etrnestly require, and charge all his conviction, in such manner and the Archbishops, Bishops, and other Orform, as the same ought to be paid, with dinaries, that they shall endeavour themin fix weeks next after bis conviction, selves to the utter mot of their knowThat then every person so convict, and so ledges, that the due and true execution P102 paying the same, fall for the same bereof may be had throughout their Diofirft offence in stead of the said fum, suf- cesses and charges, as they will answer fer imprisonment by the space of six before God for such evils and plagues, momeths without Bail or Mainprise: And wherewiib Almighty God may justiy puif any person or perfons, thar for bis se- nish his people for neglecting this guide cond offence concerning the premisses shall and wholson Law. And for their Aube convict in form aforesaid, do not pay thurity in this behalf , Be it further enaca the said sum to be paid by vertue of his led by the autbority aforesaid, That all conviction, and ihis estatute, in such and singular the same Archbishops, Bimanner and form, as the Same ought to hops, and all other their officers, exerbe paid, within fix weeks next after bis cising Ecclefiaftical jurisdičtion, as well Yaik seconá conviction ; Tbat then every in places exempt as not exempt,

withine person so convicted, and not fo paying use their Diocesses, shall have full power and fame, sball for the same second offence, Authority by this Act to reform, corin the stead of tbe saiá sum, suffer im- red and puniso by censures of the Church, prisonment during twelve monerbs with all, and singular persons, which all ofbut Bail or Mainprise : and, That from fend wiihin any of their furisdičtions, ar and after the faiá Feast of ihe Nativity of divcesses after the said Feast of the NatiSaint Jobn Baptist next coming, all, and vity of Saint John baptift next coming, every person persons inhabiting within against this A&t and Salute : Any this Realm, or any other the Queens Mao viber Law, Statute, Priviledge, Libera jesties Dominions, mali diligently and ty or Provision heretofore made, bad, ar faithfully having no lawfulor

reasonable Vuffered to ive contrary notwithstanding. excuse to be abfent, endeavour themselves And it is Ordained and Enacted by to refort to their Parish_Church, or Chap the Authority aforesaid, That all and ca pel accustomed, or upon reasonable let very fustice of Oyer and Determiner ,or

thereof, 10 fome usual place, where com- Fustices of size shall have full pomi mon-prayer, and such service of God er and Authority in every of their open

jhall be used in such time of let, upone and generai Sessions to enquire, lear wery Sunday,and oiher days ordained and and determine ab and all manner of offez fed to be kept as Holy days, and then ces, that shall be committed, or done conhind there to abide orderly and fulerly,du- trary to any Article contained in ibis ring the time of the Comma-prayer, Pre- present Act, within the limits of the com

nchings, or oiher Service of Godijevero mission to them directed, and 10 mike proo be used and ministred, upon pain of pu- cess for the execution of the sime, as they

nishment in the censures of the Church; my do azainst any person veing indicted

and al for upon pain, that every person to before them of trespass or lawfully convic. f

offending Mall forfeit for every such of red thereof. Yence Twelve pence to be levied by the Provided always, and be it Enačted by burch-wardens of the Parish where such the Authority aforesaid, That all unde



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very Archbishop ind. Bilhupfball and my bovefaid, and every of them yearly, with at all time and times' at bis liberty and in fifieen days after the Feasts of Batter, pleasure, joyn and afsuckite himself by ver- and Saint Michael the Arch-angel, in tue of this Act to the said Fujtices of Oy- like manner and form, as Justices of AF er and Determiner, or to the said Fulti- size, and Oyer and determiner may do. ces of Assize at every of tbe said open and Provided always, and be it Ordained general Sessions, to be bolden in any place and Enacted by the Auihority aforesaid, within bis Discess, for and to the enquiry, That all and singular Archbishops, and bearing, and determining of ibe offences Bishops, and every of their Chancellours, ajvejaid.

Commissaries, Archdeacons, and other Provided also, and be it enacted by the Ordinaries, having any peculiar EccleAuthority aforesaid, That the Books con- fiaftical Jurisdiction, shall have full porcerning the said Services shall at the costs er and Authority by vertue of this Act, and changes of the Parishioners of every as well to enquire in their Visitations, SyParish and Cathedral Church, be attained, nods,and elsewhere within their Jurisdicand gotten before the said Feast of the Na- tion, at any other time and place, to take sivity of Saint Joha Baprilt next follow- accufations, and informations, of all, and ing; and that all suih Parijhes and Cathe- every the things above mentioned, done dral Churches, or other places, where the committed, or perpetrated within the liSiid Broks shall be attained and gutten be- mits of their jurisdictions and Authorifiore :he fud Feast of the Nativity of Saint ty, as to punish the Same by admonition, John Baptist, Shall within three weeks excommunication, sequestration, or deprinext after the said Books so attained and vation, and other cenfures, and process, guiten, use the said Service, and put the in like form, as heretofore hath been used Time in ure according to this Act. in like cases by the Queens Ecclefiaftical

And be it further Enacted by the Au- Laws. thority aforesaid, That no person or perfons Provided alm ays, and be it Enacted, shall be at any tim? hereafter impeached, or That whatsoever perfon offending in the otherwise molested of or for any the offen- premisses shall for the offence forft receive ces above mentioned, bereafter to be com- punishment of the Ordinary, having a mitted, or done contrary to this Act, un- testimonial thereof under the fizid ördéfs be or they so off-nding be thereof in- dinaries seal shall not for the same vffence diłted at the next general Sessions to be eftfoons be convicted before the Justices; bulden before any sucb fuftices of Oyer and and likewise receiving for the said offence Determiner, or Fustices of Assize, next punishment first by the Justices, he seal after any offence committed ur done, con- not for the same offence efifoons receive trary to the tonozer of this A&t.

punishment of the Ordinary : Anything Provided always, and be it Ordained contained in this Act to the contrary notand Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, withstanding. That all and singular Lords of the Parlia Provided always, aidbe it Enacted, im?nt, for the third offence above mention. That such Ornaments of the Cburch and ed, shall be tried by their peers. of the Ministers ihereof, Mall be retaiit

Provided alfo, and be it Ordained and ed,and be iu use, as were in this Church Enięted by the Authority aforesaid, That of England by the Authority of Parliathe M.iyor of London, and all other ment in the second year of the Reign of Mayors, Bayliffs, and orber Head officers King Edward the Sixth,until other order of all and singular Cities, Boroughs, Mall be therein taken by the Authority qud Towns-corporate within this Realm, of the Queens Mijesty,with the advice of Wales and the Marches of the fam., to Her Commissioners, appointed and Autbe which Justices of Afsize do not com- thorized under the great Seal of Eng. monly repair, shall bàve full power and land for caufos Ecclesiastical, or of ihe Authority by verlue of this AE, to en- Metropòlitan of this Realm. And also, guire, bear, and determine the offences a- Thar ifthere shall happen any contempt,

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