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onmitted, and such person or persons Colledgc, ur Hall, and in the presence of 15 Shell sue for the same by Action of the Fellows, and Scholars of the famo, Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information in the greater part of them then resident.siebe any of His Majesties Courts of Record, Scribe unto the Nine and thirty Articles where in noi Essoign, Protection ,or Wager of Religion, mentioned in the Statute of Law shall be allowed) And to be dis made in the thirteenih year of the Reign abled from taking, or being admitted in- of the late Queen Elizabeth, and unto the w the Order of Priest, by the space of Said Book and declare his unfeigned assent me whole year next following.

and consent unto, and approbation of the Provided that the Penalties in this Said Articles, and of the fame Book and A# shall not extend 10 the Forreigners or to the use of all the Prayers, Rites and ces Aliens of the Forreign Reformed Churo renumies, Formas and Orders in the said hes, allowed, or to be allowed by the Book prescribed and contained, according Kings Majesty, His Heirs and Success to the Form aforesaid; And that all such uis, in England.

Governours, or Heads of the said ColledProvided always, That no Title to con- ges and Halls, or any of them, as are, OH fer,or present by lapse, Jhall accrue by any Ihall be in holy Orders, frall once at least zuvidance, or deprivation iplo facto by in every quarter of the year (not having vertue of this Siatute, bui after fix lawful impediment) openly and publickly monihs after notice of such voidances or read the Morning Prayer, and service in deprivation , given by the Ordinary to and by the said Book ippointed to be read Patron, or such sentence of depri- in the Church, Chappel, or other publick vation operly and publickly read in the place of the same Colledge or Hall, upon Parish Church of the Benefice,Parsonage, pain to lose, and be suspended of, and from

Vicarage, becoming void, or where all the Benefits and Profits belonging to of the Incumbent shall be deprived by the same Government or Hendship, by the wertue of this A&.

Space of six months by the Visitor or Visitors And be it further Enacted by the Aut of the fame Colledge or Hall. And if any hority aforesaid, That no Form, or Or Governour or Head of any colledge or lir of 'common Prayers, Administra Hall, suspended for noi subscribing unt 2.In of Sacraments, Rites or Ceremonies the said Articles and Book, or for not. hall be openly used in any Church, Chap reading of the Morning Praser and Serpel, or other publick Place of or in any vice as aforesaid, shall not at or before the Polledge, or Hall in either of the Vnivery end of six months next after such ities, the cutledges of Westminster fufpenfron , Substribe unto the said Art Kincheiter, or Eaton, or any of them, ticles and Book, and declare his consent her then what is prescribed and appoint1 tbereunto as aforesaid, or Read the More d to be used in and by the said Book . ning Prayer and Service as aforesaid,

And that the present Governour, on then such Government or Headship Shall Sead of every colledge and Hall in the be ipso facto void. Bud Universities, and of the faid Col. Provided always, That it shall and mely dges of Westminster, Winchester,and be lawful to use the Morning and Even aton, within one monih after the Feast ing Prayer and all other Prayers and Sert

Saint Bartholomew, which shall be in vice prescribed in and by the faid Bout, in be year of our Lord, One thousand fix the Chappels, or other publicę places of the undredjícıy and two; And every Gove- respective Colledges and Halls

, în boil nour or Head o' any of the said colledges, the Universities, in the Colledges of West

Halls, hereafter to be elected or appoint- minster, Winchester, and Eaton, and ?, within one munt', next after his E- in the convocations of the Clergies of eiition or collation, and Admission ther Province, in Larine ; Arly thing in

to the same Government ur Headship, this Act contained to the contrary not-alf openly and publickly the Church, withstanding. osippel, or other publick place of the Stone And be it furiber Engeted by the Au

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thority aforesaid,Tvai no person fhall be, or ed and prescrived, according to the form be received as a Le&turer, or permitted, suf- aforesaid; And that all and every such fered,on allowed to Preach as a Le&turer, person and persons who shalt neglect or or to Preach, or Read any Sermon or Le- refuse to do the same, shald from thence&ture in any Church, Chappel,or other place forin be disabled to Preach the said, or 4of Publick wership, within this Realm of ny other Lc&ture or Sermon in the said, England, or the Dominion of Wales, à or any other Church, Chappel or place of Tuwon of Berwick re pun Tweed, unless Publick worship, until such time as he G he be first approved, and thereunto Licen- they shall openly, neblickly, and solemnVed by the Sichbishop of the Province, or ly Read the Commion Prayers and Service

Bifhop of the Diocesor (in case the See appointed by the said bvok, and conform be

, void) by the Guardian of the Spiritu- in all poinıs to the things therein appointed aliies, under his deal, and Jhall in the and prescribed, according to the purport, presence of the fame Archbishop, or Bi- true intent and meaning of ibis Act.

pop, " Gvardian, Read the Nine and Provided always, that if the said Ser"a abiriy Articles of Religion, mentioned in mon or Lecture be to be preabed or Reid the Statute of the Thirteenth year of the late in any Cathedral or Collegiate Church or

Queen Elizabeth, with Declaration of Chappel, it shall be sufficient for the Said bis unfeigned affent to the same ; And, Lecturer openly at the timo aforesaid, 10 That every person and persons who now is, declare his asseni and confent to all things or hereafter shall be Licensed, Assigned, coni sined in the said Buok, according to

Appointed, or Received as a Lecturer, the form aforesaid. 10 Preach upon any day of the week in any and be it further Enacted by the

Church, Chappel, oc place of Publick wor- Authority aforesaid, That if any person Sháp within this Realm of England, or pla- who is by this Act disabled to preach any ces aforesaid, the first time he preacherh Lecture or Sermon, shail during the time (b fore bis Sermon ) Jhall openly, pullick- that he shall continue and remain fodisly, and folemnly Read the common Pray- alled, Preach any Sermon

or Leature ers and Service in and by the said Book That ihen for every such offence the perappointed to be Read for tbat time of the son and persons offending Mall Suffer day, and then and there publickly and v- three moneths Imprisonment in the Compenly declare his afsent unto, and approba- mon Gval without Bail or Mainprize, ind tion of the said Books and to the use of all that any two Fustices of the Peace of any the Prayers, Rites and ceremonies, Forms County of this Kingdom and places a and Orders therein contained and prescriforesaid, and the Mayor or other chief Mabed, according to the Form before appoin- gistrate of any City, or Town Corporate ted in this Act ; And also shall upon the within the same ,upon Certificate from the first Le&ture-day of every month after Ordinary of the place made to him or thein wards, folong as be continues Lecturer, of the offence committed, skall and are or preacher there, at the place appointed hereby required to commit the person or

for his said Letture or Sermon, before bis perfons so offending to the Goal of the Said Lecture or Sermon zopenly, publiekly, County, City; or Town Corporate accord

and folemnly. Read the common prayers, ingly. and Service in and by the said book ap- Provided always, and be it furthe; F. pointed to be Read for that time of the day nacted by the Authority aforesaid, at which the said Lecture or Sermon is to at all and every time and times, when any be preached, and after. Such Reading Sermon or Lecture is so be Preached, thereof. Shabt openly and publickly, be the comman Prayers and Service in and føre the Congregation there affembled, dea by the said Book appointed to be read for clare his unfeigned afsent and consent une that time of the day, shall be openly,, pub. to, and approbation of the said Book, and to lickly, and solemnly Read by Core Priest, the ufe of all the Prayers, Rites and Cere- or Deacon, in the Church, Chappel, monies, Forms and Orders therein.contain place of Publick worshifa, where the said


Sermon or Lecture is to ve Preached, be- mne Authority aforesaid, I wat a true Prina fore such Sermon or Le&tare be preacha ted copy of the said Book, Entituled, ed: and that the Lectures then to Preach The Eook of Commnon-Prayer, and AdThall be present at the Reading thereof. minittration of the Sacraments, and

Provided revertheless, Trat this Ad other Rites and Ceremonies of the Shall not extena to the University Churches Church, according to the use of the in the Universitizs of this Realm, or ei- Church of England; together with the ther of them, whers, or at such times as a- Pfàlter or Plalms of David, Pointed as ny Sermon or Lecture is Preached or they are to be sung or faid in ChurRead in the same Courches or any of ches; and the Form and Manner of

ihem, for or as the publick University Ser- Making, Ordaining, and Confecrating frumor Le&ture; but tbat the same ser- of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, shall nions and Le&tures may be Preached or at the cost and charges of the Parishioners Read in such fort and manner as the same of every Parish-Church, aná Chappelry, have been heretofore Preached or Read; Catbedral Church, Colledge, and Hill, be

This A&t ,or any thing berein contained to attained and gotten before the Feast day of the conirary thereof in any wise notwith-S: Bartholomey, in the year of our Lord, Atanding

One tbousand six brendred sixty and iwo, And be it further Enacted by the Au- upon pain of forfeiture of Three pounds zhority aforesaid, That the several good by the moneth, for so long time as they shall

Laps, and Statutes of this Realm,which then after be unprovided. thereof, have been furinerly made, and are now ir, very Parish,or Cappelry, Carbedral Church furce for the vniformity of Prayer and colledge, and Hallmaking default therein Administration of the Sacraments, wi:- Provided always, and be it Enacted by in this Realm of England, and places the Authority aforesaid, That the Bishops aforesaid, shall stand in full force and of Hereford, S. Davids, Afaph, Banstrength 10 all intents and purposes gor, and Landaff

, and their Successors, whatsoever, for the establishing and con- Jhall take such order among themselves,

firming of the faid Book, Entuled, The For the fouls health of the Flocks commitBook of Common-Prayer, and Admi- ted to their charge within Wales, That nistration of the Sacraments, and other the Book hereunto annexed be truly and Rices and Ceremonies of the Church, exactly Translated into the Brittilhor according to the use of the Church of Welsh Tongue; and that the same fol England; togecher with the Pfalter or Transated, and being by them, or any Psalms of David, Pointed as they are three of them at the least, viewedsperused, to be sung or faid in Churches, and and allowed, be imprinted to such number the Form and Manner of Making, Or- at least, so ikat one of the said Books, so daining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Translated and Imprinted, may be had Priests, and Deacons, herein before men for every Cathedral, Collegiate, and Pazimed, to be joyned and unnexed to this rish-Churcb, and Chappel of Ease in

Ait; aná shall be applied, practifed, the said, respektive Diocesses, and places and put in ure for the punishing of all of- in Wales, where the Welth is.commonly Yences contrary to the frid Laws, with re- Spoken or used, before the first day of mation to the Book aforesaid, and no etber. May, (ne thousand fox bundred fixty

Provided always, and be it further E-five; and that from and after the Imprint nafted by the Authority aforesaid, That in ing and publishing of the suid Buck for all those Prayers, Litanies and Collects, Tranfated the whole Divine Service shall mbich do any way relate to the King, be used and said by the Ministers and CuQueen or Royal Progeny, the names be alo frottes, throughout all Wales, within the sered and changed from time to time, and Said Dioc. Des where the Welsh Tongue is fitted to the present occasion, according to commonly ased, in the Brittish or elib sine direction of Lawful Authority. Tongue, in such manner and Form as is Provided algo, and ke it Enuited by presöribed according to the Book hereunio


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in annexed to be usea in the Englilh Tongue, jhewed forth in any cour of Record as often? Eleds differing nothing in any order or Form as they shall be thereunto lawfully requiAd from the Said English Book : for which red: And also there shall be delivered and Book, so Translated and Imprinted, the true and perfe&t Copies of this Act, and the Church-wardens of every the said Pa of the Same Book, into the respettive Courts the rishes, small pay out of the Parish-money at Weltminster, and into the Tower of the in their hands, for the use of the respe- London, to be kept and preserved for ever das Etive Churches, and be allowed the same among the Records of the said Courts, and

on their Accompt; and, that the faid Bi- tbe Records of the Tower, 10 be also predrler of shops, andtheir Successors, or any three of sed and shewed forth in any Court, as need cing them at the least, hall set and appoint the fall require ; which faid Books Smio be exhal Price for which the said Book Mall be emplified under the great Seal of Eng. mens sold; And one other Book of Common land, shall be examined by such persons as boy Prayer in the English Tongue shall be the Kings Majesty sball af point under the

be bought and bad in every Church through- great Seal of England for that purpose, and out Wales, in which the Book of Common and shall be compared with the Original cidPrayer in Welsh is to be had, by force of Book hereunto annexed, and fhall have em; this sit, before the first day of May, power to correct and amend in writing any unds One thousand fix bundred fixty and four, Error committed by the Printer in the thi and the same Book to remain in such con- Printing of the fame Bouk, or of any thing

e venient places, within the said Churches, therein contained, and shall certifie in writured that such as understaná tkem may resort ing under their Hands and Seals, or the er at all convenient times to read and per- Hands and Seals of any three of them, at toy use the same ; and also such as do not un- the end of the Same Book, that they have pops derstand the faid Language,, may by con- examined and compared the fame Book, and an. ferring both Tongues together, ibe sooner find it to be a true and perfe&t Copy; which is

, attain to the knowledge of the English Said Books and every one of them so exemEvet Tongue; Any thing in this set to the con- plified under the great Seal of England, as

i trary notwithstanding : And untıll Print- aforesaid, shall be deemed, taken, adjudged sed copies of the said.Book fo to be translated and expaunded to be good, and available in cand may be had and provided, the form of the Law to all intents and purposes what

Common Prayer established by Parliament Soever, and shall be accounied as good Rebefore the making of this A&t, shall be used cords as this Book it self berevnto annexed;

as formerly in such parts of Wales, wbere Any Lawor Custom to the contrary in any fed the English Tongue is not commonly un- wise notwithstanding. derstood.

Provided also, That this A&t or any thing And to the end that the true and perfect tberein contained shall not be prejudicial copies of tbis Act, and the said Book bere or burtful unto the Kings Profeffour of the Punto annexed,may be safely kept,and per- Lan within the University of Oxfordfor,

petually preserved, for the avoiding of all or concerning the Prebend of shipton, disputes for the time to come; Be it therefore within the Cathedral cburch of Saruin, 24Enacted by the Antbority aforefaid, That nited and annexed unto the place of the the respective' Deans and Chapters of every fame Kings Professour for the time being, Ex Cathedral,or collegiate Church, within En- by the late King James of blessed memory.

gland, Wales, fhall at their proper costs Provided always, that whereas the Six

and charges, before the twenty fifth day of and thirtieth Aricle of the Nine and thirty ha December, One thousand six hundred Articles agreed upon by the Archbishops, Ciri fixty and two, obtain under the great Seal and bipops of both Provinces, and the the of England a true and perfe&t Copy of this whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at

Axt, and of the said Book annexed here- London, in the year of vur Lord, One thuzo punto, to be by the said Deans and Chapters, Sand five hundred fixty 1wo,

for the avoidsi and their Succeffors, kept and preserved in ing of diversities of Opinions, and for cafety for over, and to be also producedzand leftablishing of confént touching true Ken

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legion, is in these words following, viz. Lord God One thousand six hundred sixty B

That the Book of Consecration of and two. Archbishops, and B Lhops, and Ordaining of Prictts and Deacons, lately set forth in the time of King Edward, the The Preface.

peal Sixch, and confirmed at the same time by Authority of Parliament, doth con


T hath been the Wisdom of the kno tain all things necessary to such ConseCration and Ordaining, neither hath it firft compiling of Her Publick Liturgy, up any thing that of it self is superstitious, to keep the Mean between the two Exit and ungodly; And therefore whosoever treams, of too much stiffness in refusing, thi are consecrated or Ordered according and of too much easiness in admitting to the Rites of that Book since the le- any variation from it. For, as on the be cond year of the aforenamed King Ed- one side Common Experience thewech ly ward unto this time; or hereafier shall that where a change hath been made of me be Confecrated or Oidered according things advisedly eltabiilhed (no evident er to the same Rites, We decree all such to necessity fo requiring) sundry inconve- lin be rightly,orderly, and lawfully Confe- niencies have thereupon ensued; and th crated and Ordered.

those many times more, and greater fe It be Enacted, and be it therefore. Eno then the evils that were intended to be le aited by the Authority aforesaid, That all remedied by such change : So on the th Subscriptions hereafier 10 be had or made other side, the particular Forms of Di. m unto the said Aricles, by any Deacon, vine Worihip, and the Rites and Cere- ct Priest,or Ecclejiastical person, or other per- monies appointed to be used therein, fun whatsoever, who by this A#, or any o- being things in their own nature indif. : 11 ther Law noro in force is required to fub- feren?, and alterable, and so acknow as fcribe unto the said Articles, shall be con- ledged; it is but reasonable that upon strued and taken to extend, and shall be weighty and important considerations, applied ( for and touching the said. Six according to the various exigency of the and thirtieth Article) unto the Book con- times and occasions, such changes and taining the form and manner of Making, alterations lould be made therein, as Ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, to those that are in place of Autho Priests, and Deacons in this Act mention- rity. Thould from time to time seem eied, in such furt and manner as the same did ther necessary or expedient. Accordingheretofore extend unto the Book Set forih in ly we find that in the Reigns of several the time of King Edward the Sixth,men- Princes of blefled memory since the Re- o tioned in the said Six and thirtieth Aro formation, the Church upon juft and ticle; Any tbing in the said Article, or weighty Consideracions Her thereunto in any Statute, A&t, or Canon heretofore moving, harh yielded to make such albador made to the contrary thereof, in any terations in some particularsas in their pe wise notwithstanding.

respective times were thought conve- de Provided alfu, That the Book of Common nient: Yet so, as that the main Body Prayer, and Administration of ile Sacra- and Essentials of it (as well in the chief ments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of eft materials, as in the frame and order this Church of England, together with the thereof) have still continued the same form and manner of Ordaining, and Con- unto this day, and do yet ftand firm and secrating Bishops, Priests and Deacons, unhhaken, notwithitanding all the vain beretofore in use and respectively establish attempts and impetuous assaults made ed by Act of Parliament in the Firl ar.d again't it, by such men as are given to

Eighth years of Queen Elizabeth shall be change, and have always discovered a la frid used and observed in the Church of greater regard to their own private England, uniil the Feast of Saint Bartho- fancies and interests, then to that duty lomew, which shall be in the year of our they owe to the Publick..

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