The clergy in these country churches exercised all the functions which, in the days when the city and diocese had been ... Regularly too the clergy in country churches were summoned by the bishop to a synod in the city, to receive instruction in the performance of their pastoral duties. Both visitations and diocesan synods are institutions originally designed, to maintain the unity of the clergy round theiranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Beginnings of the Parochial System|
|Author||:||George William Outram Addleshaw|
|Publisher||:||Borthwick Publications - 1953|