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Advowson (or "patronage") is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: "the right of presenting").
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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.
The Anglican Communion is an international association of churches consisting of the Church of England and of national and regional Anglican churches in full communion with it.
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An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in the Chaldean Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop.
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An archpriest is a priest with supervisory duties over a number of parishes.
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A benefice is a reward received in exchange for services rendered and as a retainer for future services.
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A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child.
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A cathedral (French: cathédrale from Latin: cathedra, "seat" from the Greek kathedra (καθέδρα), seat, bench, from kata "down" + hedra seat, base, chair) is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.
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Catholic Answers, based in El Cajon, California, is the largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in the United States.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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A chapel is a religious place of fellowship, prayer and worship that is attached to a larger, often nonreligious institution or that is considered an extension of a primary religious institution.
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A chapel of ease (sometimes chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.
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A chapelry was a subdivision of an ecclesiastical parish in England, and parts of Lowland Scotland up to the mid 19th century.
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The Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church is a historically black denomination within the broader context of Methodism.
The Church of England is the officially-established Christian church in England, and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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The Church of Scotland (The Scots Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the established church of Scotland.
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The Church Patronage (Scotland) Act 1711 or Patronage Act is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (10 Ann. C A P. XII).
In Christianity, a collegiate church is a church where the daily office of worship is maintained by a college of canons; a non-monastic or "secular" community of clergy, organised as a self-governing corporate body, which may be presided over by a dean or provost.
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Commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.
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A curate is a person who is invested with the ''care'' or ''cure'' (''cura'') ''of souls'' of a parish.
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Deacon is a ministry in the Christian Church that is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions.
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A dean, in a church context, is a cleric holding certain positions of authority within a religious hierarchy.
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A deanery (or decanate) is an ecclesiastical entity in the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England and the Church of Norway.
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The phrase death certificate can describe either a document issued by a medical practitioner certifying the deceased state of a person or popularly to a document issued by a person such as a registrar of vital statistics that declares the date, location and cause of a person's death as later entered in an official register of deaths.
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A diocesan bishop, within various religious denominations, is a bishop (or archbishop) in pastoral charge of a(n) (arch)diocese (his (arch)bishopric), as opposed to a titular bishop or archbishop, whose see is only nominnal, not pastoral.
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A diocese, from the Greek term διοίκησις, meaning "administration", is the district under the supervision of a bishop.
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The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government.
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The Eastern Catholic Churches are 23 self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
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An Episcopal Area in the United Methodist Church (UMC) is a basic unit of this denomination.
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An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") in which the chief local authorities are called bishops.
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A filial church, in the Roman Catholic Church, is a church to which is annexed the cure of souls, but which remains dependent on another church.
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The governing structure of the British Methodist Church is based on Circuits (headed by a Superintendent Minister), which are grouped into several large Districts.
The Latin Church is part of the Catholic Church.
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Latinisation is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.
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A lay reader (in some jurisdictions simply reader) or licensed lay minister (LLM) is a layperson authorized by a bishop in the Anglican Communion to lead certain services of worship or lead certain parts of a service.
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There are 42 Church of England dioceses, each being an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop.
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo 5 c. 25) reorganised local government in Scotland from 1930, introducing joint county councils, large and small burghs and district councils.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther—a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian.
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A manor in English law is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court.
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A marriage certificate is an official statement that two people are married.
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Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.
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A military ordinariate is an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church, of Latin or Eastern Rite, responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces of a nation.
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In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
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In Christianity, a mother church is the church "considered as a mother in its functions of nourishing and protecting the believer".
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Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French ancien français) was the Gallo-Romance dialect continuum spoken from the 9th century to the 14th century.
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A parish is a church territorial unit constituting a division within a diocese.
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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.
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A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the lowest, or first, tier of local government.
A parish register in an English ecclesiastical parish is a handwritten volume, normally kept in the parish church in which details of baptisms, marriages and burials within the parish are recorded.
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In Catholic canon law, a particular Church (ecclesia particularis) is an ecclesiastical community headed by a bishop or someone recognised as the equivalent of a bishop.
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A pastor (UK:; US) is usually an ordained leader of a Christian congregation.
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A personal ordinariate, often called a "personal ordinariate for former Anglicans" or more informally an "Anglican ordinariate", is a canonical structure within the Catholic Church established in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of 4 November 2009 and its complementary norms.
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Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.
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A priory is a monastery of men or women under religious vows that is headed by a prior or prioress.
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The Protestant Reformation, often referred to simply as the Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers.
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The Province of Canterbury, or less formally the Southern Province, is one of two ecclesiastical provinces which constitute the Church of England.
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The Province of York is one of two ecclesiastical provinces making up the Church of England and consists of 12 dioceses which cover the northern third of England and the Isle of Man.
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A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action.
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A rector in the widest ecclesiastical sense, is "one who sets straight, guides, directs; a ruler, governor, director, guide, leader," from the Latin verb rego, regere, rexi, rectum, "to set straight, guide, direct".
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The Roman Rite, the most widespread liturgical rite in the Catholic Church, is one of the Latin rites used in the Western or Latin Church.
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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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The Lowlands (the Lallans or the Lawlands; a' Ghalldachd, "the place of the foreigner") are a cultural and historic region of Scotland.
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A session (sometimes called consistory or church board) is a body of elected elders governing each local church within presbyterian polity.
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Summorum Pontificum (English: Of the Supreme Pontiffs) is an Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI, issued motu proprio (i.e., on his own initiative), by which he specified the circumstances in which priests of the Latin Church may celebrate Mass according to the what he called the "Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962" (the latest edition of the Roman Missal in the form known as the Tridentine Mass), and administer most of the sacraments in the form used before the liturgical reforms that followed the Second Vatican Council.
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Theodore (602 – 19 September 690; sometimes known as Theodore of Tarsus or Theodore of Canterbury.) was the eighth Archbishop of Canterbury, best known for his reform of the English Church and establishment of a school in Canterbury.
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A tithe (from Old English: teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.
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In England, a township (Latin: villa) is a local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church.
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The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist denomination that is mainline Protestant today.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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A vicar (Latin: vicarius) is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior (compare "vicarious" in the sense of "at second hand").
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