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Title: Constitutio[ns] and canons ecclesiasticall: treated vpon by the Bishop of London, president of the conuocation for the prouince of Canterbury, and the rest of the bishops and clergie of the said prouince: and agreed vpon with the Kings Maiesties licence in their synode begun at London anno Dom. 1603. And in the yeere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord Iames by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland the first, and of Scotland the 37. And now published for the due obseruation of them by his Maiesties authoritie, vnder the great Seale of England.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Constitutio[ns] and canons ecclesiasticall: treated vpon by the Bishop of London, president of the conuocation for the prouince of Canterbury, and the rest of the bishops and clergie of the said prouince: and agreed vpon with the Kings Maiesties licence in their synode begun at London anno Dom. 1603. And in the yeere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord Iames by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland the first, and of Scotland the 37. And now published for the due obseruation of them by his Maiesties authoritie, vnder the great Seale of England.
Church of England.

Imprinted at London: by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, anno 1604.
Alternate titles: Constitutions and canons. 1603. English
Subject terms:
Ecclesiastical law -- England
Church of England -- Government -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A72019.0001.001

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Constitutions and Canons Ecclesiasticall treated vpon by the Bishop of London, President of the Conuo∣cation for the Prouince of Canterbury, and the rest of the Bishops and Cleargie of the said Prouince: and agreed vpon with the Kings Maiesties licence in their Sy∣node begun at London An.Dom.1603.
❧Of the Church of England.
I. The Kings supremacie ouer the Church of Eng∣land in causes Ecclesiasticall, to be maintained.
II. Impugners of the Kings supremacie censured.
III. The Church of England a true and Apostolicall Church.
IIII. Impugners of the publike worship of God, establi∣shed in the Church of England censured.
V. Impugners of the Articles of Religion established in the Church of England censured.
VI. Impugners of the Rites and Ceremonies establi∣shed in the Church of England censured.
VII. Impugners of the gouernment of the Church of England by Archbishops, Bishops, &c. cen∣sured.
VIII. Impugners of the forme of consecrating and orde∣ring Archbishops, Bishops, &c. in the Church of England censured.
IX. Authours of Schisme in the Church of England censured.
X. Maintainers of Schismatickes in the Church of England censured.
XI. Maintainers of Conuenticles censured.
XII. Maintainers of Constitutions made in Conuenti∣cles, censured.
Of diuine Seruice, and ad∣ministration of the Sacraments.
XIII. Due celebration of Sundayes and Holy dayes.
XIIII. The prescript forme of Diuine Seruice to bee vsed on Sundayes and Holy dayes.
XV. The Letanie to bee read on Wednesdayes and Fridayes.
XVI. Colledges to vse the prescript forme of Diuine Seruice.
XVII. Students in Colledges to weare Surplisses, in time of Diuine Seruice.
XVIII. A reuerence and attention to bee vsed within the Church in time of Diuine Seruice.
XIX. Loyterers not to bee suffered neere the Church in time of Diuine Seruice.
XX. Bread and Wine to be prouided against euery Communion.
XXI. The Communion to be thrice a yeere receiued.
XXII. Warning to be giuen beforehand for the Commu∣nion.
XXIII. Students in Colledges to receiue the Communion foure times a yeere.
XXIIII. Copes to be worne in Cathedral Churches by those that administer the Communion.
XXV. Surplisses and Hoods to bee worne in Cathedrall Churches when there is no Communion.
XXVI. Notorious offendours not to bee admitted to the Communion.
XXVII. Schismaticks not to be admitted to the Cōmunion.
XXVIII. Strangers not to be admitted to the Communion.
XXIX. Fathers not to be Godfathers in Baptisme, nor children not Communicants.
XXX. The lawfull vse of the Crosse in Baptisme expla∣ned.
¶ Ministers their Ordina∣tion, function, and charge.
XXXI. Foure solemne times appointed for the making of Ministers.
XXXII. None to bee made Deacon and Minister, both in one day.
XXXIII. The Titles of such as are to be made Ministers.
XXXIIII. The qualitie of such as are to bee made Mi∣nisters.
XXXV. The examination of such as are to bee made Mi∣nisters.
XXXVI. Subscription required of such as are to bee made Ministers.
XXXVII. Subscription before the Diocesan.
XXXVIII. Reuolters after Subscription, censured.
XXXIX. Cautions for Institution of Ministers into Be∣nefices.
XL. An Oath against Symonie at institution into Benefices.
XLI. Licenses for plurality of Benefices limitted, and Residence enioyned.
XLII. Residence of Deanes in their Churches.
XLIII. Deanes and Prebendaries to Preach during their Residence.
XLIIII. Prebendaries to be resident vpon their Benefices.
XLV. Beneficed Preachers beeing resident vpon their liuings to preach euery Sunday.
XLVI. Beneficed men not Preachers to procure moneth∣ly Sermons.
XLVII. Absence of Beneficed men to bee supplied by Cu∣rates that are allowed Preachers.
XLVIII. None to be Curates but allowed by the Bishop.
XLIX. Ministers not allowed Preachers, may not expoūd.
L. Strangers not admitted to Preach without shew∣ing their Licence.
LI. Strangers not admitted to Preach in Cathedrall Churches without sufficient authoritie.
LII. The names of strange Preachers to bee noted in a Booke.
LIII. No publike opposition betweene Preachers.
LIIII. The Licences of Preachers refusing Conformitie, to be voyd.
LV. The forme of a Prayer to bee vsed by Preachers before their Sermons.
LVI. Preachers and Lecturers to reade diuine Seruice and administer the Sacraments twise a yeere at the least.
LVII. The Sacraments not to be refused at the hands of vnpreaching Ministers.
LVIII. Ministers reading Diuine Seruice, and Admini∣string the Sacraments, to weare Surplisses, and Graduats therewithall Hoods.
LIX. Ministers to Catechize euery Sunday.
LX. Confirmation to be performed once in three yeeres.
LXI. Ministers to prepare children for Confirmation.
LXII. Ministers not to marrie any persons without Bannes or Licence.
LXIII. Ministers of exempt Churches not to Marry with∣out Bannes or Licence.
LXIIII. Ministers solemnly to bid Holy dayes.
LXV. Ministers solemnly to denounce Recusants and Excommunicats.
LXVI. Miuisters to conferre with Recusants.
LXVII. Ministers to visite the sicke.
LXVIII. Ministers not to refuse to christen or bury.
LXIX. Ministers not to deferre Christening, if the childe be in danger.
LXX. Ministers to keepe a Register of Christnings, Weddings, and Burials.
LXXI. Ministers not to Preach or administer the Com∣munion in priuate houses.
LXXII. Ministers not to appoint publike or priuate Fasts, or Prophesies, or to exorcize, but by authority.
LXXIII. Ministers not to hold priuate Conuenticles.
LXXIIII. Decencie in apparell enioyned to Ministers.
LXXV. Sober conuersation required in Ministers.
LXXVI. Ministers at no time to forsake their Calling.
❧Schoolemasters.
LXXVII. None to teach Schoole without Licence.
LXXVIII. Curats desirous to teach, to bee licenced before others.
LXXIX. The duetie of Schoolemasters.
¶Things appertaining to Churches.
LXXX. The great Bible and Booke of Common prayer to be had in euery Church.
LXXXI. A Font of stone for Baptisme in euery Church.
LXXXII. A decent Communion Table in euery Church.
LXXXIII. A pulpit to be prouided in euery Church.
LXXXIIII. A Chest for Almes in euery Church.
LXXXV. Churches to be kept in sufficient reparations.
LXXXVI. Churches to be suruayed, and the decayes certified to the high Commissioners.
LXXXVII. A Terrier of Glebelands, and other Possessions belonging to Churches.
LXXXVIII. Churches not to be prophaned.
¶Churchwardens or Questmen, and Side∣men or Assistants.
LXXXIX. The choise of Churchwardens and their accompt.
XC. The choyse of Sidemen and their ioynt Office with Churchwardens.
¶Parish Clearks.
XCI. Parish Clearks to be chosen by the Minister.
¶Ecclesiasticall Courts belonging to the Arch∣bishops Iurisdiction.
XCII. None to bee Cited into diuers Courts for probate of the same Will.
XCIII. The Rate of Bona notabilia liable to the Pre∣rogatiue Court.
XCIIII. None to be Cited into the Arches or Audience but dwellers within the Archbishops Diocesse or Peculiars.
XCV. The restraint of double Quarrels.
XCVI. Inhibitions not to be granted without the subscrip∣tion of an Aduocate.
XCVII. Inhibitions not to be graunted vntill the Appeale be exhibited to the Iudge.
XCVIII. Inhibitions not to bee granted to factious Appel∣lants, vnlesse they first subscribe.
XCIX. None to marry within the degrees prohibited.
C. None to marrie vnder xxj. yeeres, without their Parents consent.
CI. By whom Licences to marrie without Bannes shal be granted, and to what sort of persons.
CII. Securitie to be taken at the graunting of such Li∣cences, and vnder what conditions.
CIII. Oathes to be taken for the conditions.
CIIII. An exception of those that are in Widowhood.
CV. No Sentence for Diuorce to bee giuen vpon the sole confession of the parties.
CVI. No Sentence for Diuorce to be giuen but in open Court.
CVII. In all Sentences for Diuorce, bond to be taken for not marrying, during each others life.
CVIII. The penaltie for Iudges offending in the pre∣misses.
¶Ecclesiastical Courts be∣longing to the Iurisdiction of Bishops and Archdeacons, and the proceedings in them.
CIX. Notorious Crimes and Scandals to be certified in∣to Ecclesiasticall Courts by presentment.
CX. Schismaticks to be presented.
CXI. Disturbers of diuine Seruice to be presented.
CXII. Not Communicants at Easter to be presented.
CXIII. Ministers may present.
CXIIII. Ministers shall present Recusants.
CXV. Ministers and Churchwardens not to bee sued for Presenting.
CXVI. Churchwardens not bound to Present oftner then twice a yeere.
CXVII. Churchwardens not to be troubled for not presen∣ting oftner then twise a yeere.
CXVIII. The old Churchwardens to make their Present∣ments before the new be sworne.
CXIX. Conuenient time to be assigned for framing Pre∣sentments.
CXX. None to bee Cited into Ecclesiasticall Courts by Processe of Quorum nomina.
CXXI. None to bee Cited into seuerall Courts for one crime.
CXXII. No sentence of depriuation or deposition to bee pronounced against a Minister, but by the Bi∣shop.
CXXIII. No Act to be sped but in open Court.
CXXIIII. No Court to haue more then one Seale.
CXXV. Conuenient places to bee chosen for the keeping of Courts.
CXXVI. Peculiar and inferiour Courts to exhibite the ori∣ginall copies of Willes into the Bishops Regi∣strie.
¶Iudges Ecclesiasticall and their Surrogates.
CXXVII. The qualitie and oath of Iudges.
CXXVIII. The qualitie of Surrogats.
❧Proctors.
CXXIX. Proctors not to retaine Causes, without the law∣full assignement of the parties.
CXXX. Proctors not to retaine Causes without the coun∣sell of an Aduocate.
CXXXI. Proctors not to conclude in any Cause, without the knowledge of an Aduocate.
CXXXII. Proctors prohibited the oath In animam Do∣mini sui.
CXXXIII. Proctors not to be clamorous in Court.
❧ Registers.
CXXXIIII. Abuses to be reformed in Registers.
CXXXV. A certaine rate of Fees due to all Ecclesiasticall Officers.
CXXXVI. A Table of the Rates of Fees to bee set vp in Courts and Registries.
CXXXVII. The whole Fees for shewing letters of Orders, and other Licenses due but once in euery Bi∣shops time.
¶ Apparitors.
CXXXVIII. The number of Apparitors restrained.
¶ Authoritie of Synodes.
CXXXIX. A Nationall Synode the Church representatiue.
CXL. Synodes conclude as well the absent as the pre∣sent.
CXLI. Deprauers of the Synode, censured.
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