By William Gibson
`...a very potent survey of a huge subject matter on British political and social history...' - Andrew Chandler, Midland heritage `...this e-book successfully discharges its proclaimed purpose...a sound, profitable and informative survey.' - Ian Christie, The magazine of Ecclesiastical heritage `...the quantity offers a balanced and necessary assessment of the newest scholarship on an enormous interval in church history...' - Carla H. Hay, Albion `...a important and balanced survey of the situation of the tested Church on the accession of George III...for an individual looking a simple updated survey, this is often the e-book to start with...a very valuable book...' - John man, The magazine of Welsh non secular heritage during this wide-ranging booklet, William Gibson examines the crucial issues within the constructing dating among the church buildings, the country and society among 1760 and 1850. between different concerns this booklet examines the involvement of the Church of britain in Politics, the advance of a clerical career, the paintings of the bishops and clergy, the industrial place of the church, the Church's response to the French and American Revolutions, the workout of Church Patronage by way of premiers, the advance of Church events, the expansion of Toleration, the response of the church buildings to industrialisation, the Halevy debate, the reform of the church after 1830, the improvement of Nonconformity and the kingdom of faith and social teams in 1850.
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Bishops like Porteus were determined to maintain the pressure on the government. Indeed for Porte us the cause of abolition became a crusade. His biographer wrote that 'next to the great paramount concerns of religion, the Abolition was the object of all others nearest to his heart. He never spoke of it but with the utmost animation and enthusiasm. He spared no pains, no fatigues of body or mind, to further the accomplishment ... ,3 In 1787, Porteus even ordered clergy in the West Indies to begin the systematic teaching of the Church's doctrine, or catechizing, of slaves.
The living of Long Melford in Suffolk saw an increase from £303 in 1735 to £460 by 1790. In that year the rector renewed the financial arrangements of the living and increased the income to 29 Church, State and Society, 1760-1850 £532. By 1800 it had increased to £732 and by the incumbent's death in 1819 it yielded £1219. Significantly, all these increases took place during a time of relatively low inflation. Further sources of increase in clerical incomes were surplice fees in large populous parishes.
As the population grew, the fees payable on marriage and burial grew too. In 1833, St Pancras in London yielded £1147 in surplice fees. This did not mean that all clergy benefited. Those with a large glebe did best. Those reliant on their parishioners for tithes were the most at risk. Jones of Broxbourne was bitterly upset by the difficulty of extracting tithes, and many clergy had to resort to law, if they could afford it. This was a particular problem of collecting tithes in kind, rather than of having them commuted to a modus.
Church, State and Society, 1760–1850 by William Gibson