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consistory

A chamber used for a church court.
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Two church wardens, Mike Carter and Patricia Roberts, were also served with a citation by the Consistory Court in connection with the controversial refurbishment.
Church of England buildings that have been consecrated are subject to complicated planning processes and permission must be granted for any changes by the consistory court.
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.
For example, in a London Consistory Court Office Act Book for October 1610-November 1611, a player, Philip Rossiter, was 'presented for that he peremptorily affirmed in most vile spitefull speaches that a man might learne more good att one of their plaies or interludes then at twenty of our Rogishe sermons'.
(20) The extant testimony from a lawsuit in which Newton sued Joan Waters for matrimonial enforcement in the London Consistory Court includes the depositions from five witnesses and the personal responses from the plaintiff and defendant.