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a church tribunal or governing body

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Consistory Courts were established in the 11th century by a charter of William the Conqueror to judge ecclesiastical cases as well as matrimonial matters, though they were stripped of many of their duties from the mid-19th Century onwards.
The Consistory Court heard that approaches have been made to other museums and galleries but the church has been unable to find a home for it.
However, Sir Mark Hedley, Chancellor of the Diocese of Liverpool and a judge of the Consistory Court, granted permission for removal of the pews which seat more than 300 people.
He said he also spoke with the family at length at the time, and also explained to them their application to the Consistory Court was unlikely to be successful.
The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Lichfield heard that the body of Daniel Hastelow was buried in a reserved grave after the Rev Nigel Carter forgot to mark out the correct burial plot.
Now Chancellor Stephen Eyre of the Consistory Court of the Dicosese of Coventry has granted permission for an endoscope - a small video camera on a long, thin tube - to be inserted inside the monument in the next six weeks.
A final decision is expected to be taken by the diocese's consistory court.
But no previous study has examined all the sources Harvey treats here with an eye to how they illuminate parish life: her sources include records of the bishop's consistory court and the archidiaconal court, church court records of the metropolitan court, parish financial records, secular court records of the bishop's and prior's secular overlordship and the bishop's representation of the king's royal prerogative, records of matters touching on parish and the clergy more generally, general financial records, the priory's registers, cartularies, letter books, Ripon's sermon collection, scattered other sermons, and post-Reformation records of the court of augmentations and consistory acta.
For example, Foxe's publication of many of the accounts of interrogations of the godly in consistory court, the textual "monuments" that Foxe memorialized, represents his collaboration with members of the persecuted church who authored these accounts.
In examining the records of marriage litigation at the consistory court of York in the 14th and 15th century, Charles Donahue, Jr.
After four plans, two architects, six years, an independent architect's enquiry and a consistory court (the ecclesiastical equivalent to a public enquiry), they offered a generous grant on the condition that the parish raise a quarter of the funds needed, approximately 80,000 [pounds sterling].
The diocese brought a case against Appowell in its Consistory Court, which met in the Cathedral at Wells, and the documents of the case provide everything known about Appowell's alleged misconduct.
He appeared before a Consistory Court of the Diocese of Bath and Wells on Thursday.
in a Consistory Court case in Canterbury, with opaque, yes-and-no
Details showed that the Church of England's consistory court took the matter under advisement and agreed with the vicar.