Consistory Court


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Consistory Court

the ecclesiastical court of dioceses of the Church ofEngland.
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A Church consistory court was called in when St Nicholas' asked for clarification.
However Euan Duff, Chancellor of the Diocese of Newcastle, and a judge of the Church of England's consistory court, which has to approve issues relating to church matters, refused permission for the sale.
The Deputy Chancellor of Hereford Consistory Court has disallowed the retuning of six eighteenth-century bells housed in St Michael's church, Michaelchurch Escley.
A final decision on whether the plan will go ahead is due to take place in a "consistory court" of the Church of England, heard by the Chancellor of the Diocese, high court judge Justice Mark Hedley.
St Mary's Church, in Grassendale, had to go to the Church of England's Consistory Court after two members of the congregation objected to the plan.
Philip, a father of two from Lynesack, near Bishop Auckland, said: "The kind of matters I dealt with ranged from planning applications to alter church buildings to the consistory court of the Diocese, to advising Bishops, Archdeacons, senior clergy and other officers, the appointments of vicars to parishes and finding a way through family disputes over exhumations.
Judge Paul Downes, chancellor of the Diocese of Wakefield and a judge of the Church of England's Consistory Court, refused permission to move both tombs following her appeal.
(Indeed, Jonson and his wife were presented before the London Consistory Court, again early in 1606, for failing to take communion the previous Easter).
A final decision is expected to be taken by the diocese's consistory court. (ANI)
But no previous study has examined all the sources Harvey treats here with an eye to how they illuminate parish life: her sources include records of the bishop's consistory court and the archidiaconal court, church court records of the metropolitan court, parish financial records, secular court records of the bishop's and prior's secular overlordship and the bishop's representation of the king's royal prerogative, records of matters touching on parish and the clergy more generally, general financial records, the priory's registers, cartularies, letter books, Ripon's sermon collection, scattered other sermons, and post-Reformation records of the court of augmentations and consistory acta.
For example, Foxe's publication of many of the accounts of interrogations of the godly in consistory court, the textual "monuments" that Foxe memorialized, represents his collaboration with members of the persecuted church who authored these accounts.