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intituled, (An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments;) the which was repealed and taken away by Act of Parliament in the said Realm of England, in the first year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Mary, to the great decay of the due honour of God, and discomfort to the professors of the truth of Christ's Religion. Be it therefore enacted by the Authority of this present Parliament, That the said Book, with the Order of Service, and of the Administration of Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies, with the alteration and additions therein added and appointed by this Statute, shall stand and be from and after the Feast [a blank, but no erasure], in full force and effect, according to the tenor and effect of this Statute. And further be it enacted by the Queen's Highness, with the Assent of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That all and singular Ministers, in any Cathedral, or Parish Church, or other place within this Realm of Ireland, shall, from and after the Feast of [a blank, but no erasure] next coming, be bounden to say and use the Mattins, Evensong, Celebration of the Lord's Supper, and Administration of each of the Sacraments, and all their common and Open Prayer, in such order and forin as is mentioned in the said Book so authorized by Parliament, in the said fifth and sixth years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth,
with one alteration or addition of certain Lessons to be used on every Sunday in the year, and the form of the Litany altered and corrected, and two Sentences only added in the delivery of the Sacrament to the Communicants, and none other or otherwise ; and that if any manner of Person, Vicar, or other whatsoever Minister, that ought or should sing or say Common Prayer mentioned in the said Book, or minister the Sacraments, from and after the Feast of [a blank, but no erasure] next coming, refuse to use the said Common Prayers, or to minister the Sacraments in such Cathedral or Parish Church, or other places, as he should use to minister the same, in such order and form as they be mentioned and set forth in the said Book, or shall wilfully or obstinately (standing in the same) use any other Rite, Ceremony, order, form, or manner of celebrating of the Lord's Supper openly or privily, or Mattins, Evensong, Administration of the Sacraments, or other Open Prayers than is mentioned and set forth in the said Book. (Open Prayer in and through out this Act, is meant that Prayer which is for other to come unto, or hear, either in Coinmon Churches or Privy Chappels, or Oratories, commonly called the Service of the Church) shall preach, declare or speak any thing in the derogation or depraving of the said Book, or any thing therein contained, or of any part thereof, and shall be thereof law
Queen's Printers'. 1. 6. Parson.
fully convicted according to the laws of this Realm, by verdict of twelve men, or by his own confession, or by the notorious evidence of the fact, shall lose and forfeit to the Queen's Highness, Her Heirs and Successors, for his first offence, the profit of all his Spiritual Benefices or Promotions coming or arising in one whole year next after his conviction; and also that the Parson so convicted shall for the same offence suffer imprisonment by the space of six months without bail or mainprize: And if any such Person once convicted of any offence concerning the premisses, shall after his first conviction eftsoones offend and be thereof in form aforesaid lawfully convicted, that then the same Person shall for his second offence suffer imprisonment by the space of one whole year, and also shall therefore be deprived (ipso facto) of all his Spiritual Promotions; and that it shall be lawful to all Patrons and Donors of all and singular the same Spiritual Promotions, or of any of them, to present or collate to the same, as though the Person or Persons so offending were dead; and that if any such Person or Persons, after he shall be twice convicted in form aforesaid, shall offend against any of the premisses the third time, and shall be thereof in form aforesaid lawfully convicted, that then the Person so offending and convicted the third time, shall be deprived (ipso facto) of all his Spiritual Promotions, and also shall suffer imprisonment during
his life: And if the Person that shall offend and be convict in form aforesaid, concerning any of the premisses, shall not be beneficed, nor have any Spiritual Promotion, that then the same Person so offending and convict, shall for the first offence suffer imprisonment during one whole year next after his said conviction, without bail or mainprize; and if any such Person not having any Spiritual Promotion, after his first conviction shall eftsoones offend in any thing concerning the premisses, and shall in form aforesaid be thereof lawfully convicted, that then the same Person shall for bis second offence suffer imprisonment during his life. And it is ordained and enacted by the Authority abovesaid, That if any Person or Persons whatsoever, after the said Feast of [a blank, but no erasure] next coming, shall in any Interludes, Plays, Songs, Rhymes, or by other open words, declare or speak any thing in derogation, depraving or despising of the same Book, or of any thing therein contained, or any part thereof, or shall, by open fact, deed, or by open threatenings, compel or cause, or otherwise procure or maintain any Person, Vicar or other Minister, in any Cathedral or Parish Church, or in Chapel, or in any other Place, to sing or say any common and Open Prayer, or to minister any Sacrament otherwise, or in any other manner and form than is mentioned in the said Book; or that by any of the said means shall unlawfully interrupt, or let any Person,
Vicar, or other Minister in any Cathedral or Parish Church, Chapel, or any other Place, to sing or say Common and Open Prayer, or to minister the Sacraments, or any of them, in such manner and form as is mentioned in the said Book ; that then every such Person being thereof lawfully convicted in form abovesaid, shall forfeit to the Queen, our Sovereign Lady, Her Heirs and Successors, for the first offence an hundred marks; and if any Person or Persons, being once convict of any such offence, eftsoones offend against any of the last recited offences, and shall in form aforesaid be thereof lawfully convict, that then the same Person so offending and convict, shall for the second offence forfeit to the Queen, our Sovereign Lady, Her Heirs and Successors, four hundred marks; and if any person, after he in form aforesaid shall have been twice convict of any offence concerning any of the last recited offences, shall offend the third time, and be thereof in form abovesaid lawfully convict, that then every Person so offending and convict, shall for his third offence forfeit to our Sovereign Lady the Queen all his goods and chattels, and shall suffer imprisonment during his life: And if any Person or Persons, that for his first offence concerning the premisses shall be convict in form abovesaid, do not pay the sum to be paid by virtue of his conviction, in such manner and