Posted by Helen on March 15, 1998 at 12:41:56:
In response to Hi!, written by Caroline on March 12, 1998 at 20:52:40
] Hi Rita! Welcome to the Life and Times Board!
Welcome from me, too!
In addition to Caroline's information as to what went on at the parish end of things, the clergyman had to have a university degree - ie. from Oxford or Cambridge, which at that time were England's only universities. And to study at the university at that time, men had to sign a document saying that they agreed with the 39 Articles of Faith of the Church of England, while their course included a compulsory examination in divinity. After being accepted for the church, one then had to be ordained, ie. special church ceremony conducted by the Bishop of one's diocese (area).
] Col. Brandon had the power to appoint to the living of Delaford, and wasn't greedy enough to sell it to the highest bidder. Instead gave it to
] someone who had been recommended to him as a good man- Edward Ferrars.
Didn't Edward's ordination occur at some point in S&S? - it was the definitive step in his taking up the church as his career...
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