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Actes and Monumentes of the church

with endeuour to profit the common weale, hauing alwaies in minde that they ought to excel other in purity of life, and should be example to the people to liue wel and christenly 

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Injunction 8.

Item that they shal in confessions euery lent examine euery person that commeth to confession, whether they can recite the articles of theyr faithe, the Pater noster, and the x. commaundements in Englysh and here them say the same perticulerly, wherin if they be not perfect, they shal declare then that euery christian personne ought to know the said thīgs, before they shuld receiue the blessed sacrament of the altare, & monish them to learne the said necessarye thynges more perfectli or els thei ought not to presume to cōe to gods bord, without perfect knoledg & wil to obserue the same. And if they do, it is the great peril of their soules, and also to the worldly rebuke that they might incurre here after by the same 

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Injunction 9.

. MarginaliaNone to preache but sufficientlye licēced ther vnto and such to be receaued gladly.Also that they shall admit no man to preach within any their cures, but such as shall appeare vnto them, to be sufficientlye licensed thervnto, by the kings maiesty, the Lord Protectors grace. The Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop of York in his prouince or the bishop of his dioces. And such as shalbe so licēsed, they shal gladly receiue, to declare the word of God wythout any resystance or contradictyon 
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Injunctions 10-11.

. MarginaliaThis iniūction seamith to be geuen for the stopping of the mouthes of popish preachers.Also if they haue hearetofore declared to theyr parishyoners any thing to the extollynge or setting forthe of pilgrimages, reliques or Images, or lighting of candles, kissyng, kneling decking of the same Images, or any such superstityon, they shal nowe openly before the same, recant and reproue the same, shewing them (as the truthe is) that they did the same vppon no grounde of scripture, but were led and seduced by a common error and abuse crepte into the church, throughe the sufferaunce and auarice of such as felt profit by the same.

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MarginaliaThat al letters and hinderers of Gods worde, and fauorers of contrary procedings should be detected.Also if they do or shal know any man within their parish or elsse where that is a letter of the word of God, to be red in English, or sincerely preached, or of the execution of these the kinges maiesties Iniunctions, or a fauorer of the B. of Romes pretensed power, now by the lawes of thys realme iustly reiected, extirped, and taken away, vtterly they shall detect and present the same to the Kyng or hys Councell, or to the iustyce of peace next adioyning 

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Injunction 12.

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MarginaliaA regester to be kepte in euery parish church concerning all churche matters of the parishe, and howe the sāe ought to be kept.Also that the Parson, Vicare or Curate, and parishoners of euery parish within this realm, shal in their Churches and Chappels kepe one booke or register, wherin they shall wryte the day and yere of euery wedding, christnyng and burial, made within their parish for their time, and so euery man succedyng them likewise, and also therin shal wryte euery persons name, that shalbe so wedded, Christened or buried. and for the safe kepyng of the same boke the parish shal be bound to prouyde of theyr common charges one big cofer, with two locks and keyes, wher of the one to remayn with the person, Vicar or Curate, and thother with the Wardens of euerye Parysh church or chappel, wherin the sayd boke shalbe laid vp: which boke they shal euery Sonday take foorthe, and in the presence of the said Wardens or one of them, wryte and record in the same all the weddinges, christenynges & buryals, made the whole weke before, aud that doone, to lay vp the boke in the said coffer, as afore, and for euery time that the same shalbe omytted, the party that shalbe in the fault therof shalbe forfayt to the saide churche iii. s. iiii. d. to be employed to the poore mennes boxe, of that paryshe.

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MarginaliaEcclesiasticall and beneficed persons whose fruits come to xx.li. and aboue, not being resident at ther cure to distribut to the poore the xl part of ther fruites.Furthermore because the goods of the churche, are called the goodes of the pore, & at these dayes, nothing is lesse sene, then the pore to be sustained wyth the same. Al Parsons, vicares, Pencioners, Prebendaries and other beneficed men within thys Deanry, not being resydente vpon theyr benefyces, which may dispend yerely xx. poūd and aboue, eyther within this deanry or els where, shal distrybute hereafter amōg theyr pore prrishyoners, or other inhabitantes there, in the presence of the Churche wardens, or some other honest men of the paryshe, the xl. parte of the frutes and reuenues of theyr sayde benefyces, least they be men worthely noted of ingratitude, which reseruing so many parts to them selues, cannot vouchsafe to impart the xl. portion therof among the poore people of that parysh that is so fruteful and profytable to thē 

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Injunction 14.

. MarginaliaEuery benefice of a C. pounde to find a scholler at the vniuersitie.And to the entent that learned men may hereafter springe the more, for the executyon of the premisses, euery Parson, Vicare, Clarke, or benefyced man wythin this Deanry, hauing yerely to dispend in benefices, & other promotyons of the church an C. pound, shal geue competent exhibition to one scholer, and for as many hundred poundes more, as he maye dispende to so many scholers more, shall geue like exhibityon in the vniuersity of Oxforde or Cambridge, or some Grammer skole, whiche after they haue profited in good learning may be parteiners of theyr patrones cure and charge, aswel in preaching, as otherwise, in the execution of theyr offyces, or may when nead shalbe otherwyse profyt the common weale with theyr councell and wisdome 
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Injunction 15.

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MarginaliaThe fift part of euery benefice to go to the reparyng of there māsion or chaūcel being in decay.Also that al proprietaries, parsons, Vicares and clarkes, hauing churches, chappels or māsions within this Deanry shal bestow yearely here after vpon the same mansions or Chauncels of their churches being in decay, the fyfthe part of that their benefyces, til they be fully repared. And the same so repared shall alwayes kepe and maintain in good estate.

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Also that the said persons, vicars and clarks shal once euery quarter of the yere reade these Iniunctions geuen vnto them openly and deliberatly, before all their parishoners, to the entent that both they may be the better admonyshed of their duety, and their saide parishoners the more moued to followe the same for theyr parte.

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MarginaliaTithes to be payd not withstandeing any defaut of the curat, to the contrary.Also for as muche as by a lawe establyshed, euerye manne is bounde to paye hys tythes, no manne shall by couloure of duetye omitted by their Curates deteine their tythes, and so redouble and requite one wrong with another or be his owne iudge, but shal truelye paye the same, as he hath bene accustomed to theyr parsons, Vicares and Curates withoute anye restraynt or dyminution. MarginaliaWhat reformatiō to be had for the default of curates.And suche lacke and default as they can iustly finde in their Parsones and Curates, to cal for the reformation ther of, at their ordinaries and other Superioures handes, who vpon complainte and due proofe therof, shal reforme the same accordingly.

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Also that no parson from henceforth aulter,

or chaunge
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