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a church tribunal or governing body

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In his study of the Rochester consistory court, Andrew Finch also noted a possible "bias towards reporting adultery if it involved a married woman" (rather than a single woman having an affair with a married man).
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.
A consistory court hearing will take place on May 6 to 8 and a judge will decide whether planned changes to the interior can go ahead.
The most often cited London Consistory Court record in relation to early modern London theatre history is the record of the playgoing of Marion Frith, or Moll Cutpurse.
Lancelot Andrewes spent only one week on visitation in twenty-one years, never sat in his consistory court and rarely preached in the country, which may or may not dismay his many admirers.
This study is based on careful calculations from every imaginable source, including records of tithingmen, the diocese of London's consistory court and, for one parish, the entries for the churching of women after child-birth, as well as the more obvious manorial accounts and Poll Tax returns.
The ruling is the latest in a string of decisions from the Church of England's Consistory Court, which has to approve matters relating to churchyards, where plans by families for the last resting places of their loved ones have been thwarted.
The 64-year-old took her plight to Judge Simon Wood, Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Newcastle in his role as a judge of the Church of England's Consistory Court, to ask for the remains of Ellen, 88, to be exhumed from the grave where they are buried and re-buried with the remains of her husband, who died in 2006.
Now Stephen Eyre, chancellor of the Diocese of Lichfield and a judge of the Church of England's Consistory Court, has revealed why he allowed the coffins to be dug and properly reburied.
Their bitter battle was played out at a rare hearing of the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Coventry.
At first glance, one might expect a study of the deposition books of the consistory court of the diocese of Canterbury and the marriage-related provisions of wills from five sample parishes to be essentially a work of consolidation.
Working primarily with the records of the diocesan consistory court, Beaver has constructed a revisionist history that stresses the importance of symbol and ritual in shaping social identity.