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consistory

A chamber used for a church court.
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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 courts were two Diocesan courts, the Consistory Court and Court of Audience, and the Archbishop of Canterbury's Court of Arches in London.
Before turning to the specific contents of these records, I would first like to consider the importance of the London Consistory Court depositions in general as a source of information for early modern theatre.
Much of the record of visitation and consistory court work speaks well for the bishops, either as prime agents or through competent officers.
"The Consistory Court and the Chancellor of the court decided the church hadn't sufficiently demonstrated the screens were necessary to help its mission, so refused the faculty."
Another Consistory Court judge ordered the removal or toning down of the football themed gravestone of a road-rage victim in County Durham.
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.
This will involve the holding of a "consistory court".
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.
Liverpool Diocese said the Consistory Court's decision to allow demolition of St John the Divine church, in Fairfield, was correct because the spire is in real danger of collapse.
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.