Tory Clr Bill Armer said: "The children's library is a wonderful space for young people to engage with books and reading activities and we do not want to see that lost just to create an office for the parish clerk
This is far from rare: our parish clerk
who (from memory) earns around PS500 per year for his attendance at monthly meetings plus much home preparation and letter writing is similarly pursued by HMRC instead of being allowed to declare his piteous stipend as self-employed earnings (as the organists would prefer).
The name Clerkenwell originates from the Clerks' Well in Farringdon Lane, where London parish clerks
performed the famous Medieval Mystery Plays throughout the Middle Ages.
One of the best ways of consulting parish registers is through the Lancashire On Line Parish Clerks
site at www.
The fraternity of Chief or Parish Clerks
was not given a charter until 1442 even though that charter suggests the fraternity had been functioning since the early fifteenth century, yet the company is neither mentioned in the Liber Albus (1419), London's compilation of local practice, nor in the guild returns of 1389.
uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ One excellent site which is very much an on-going project, is the On Line Parish Clerks
And it emerged today that the bulk of that pounds 81,300 will pay the wages of two parish clerks
at Holme Valley Parish Council this year.
It will be holding an information evening for village hall representatives and parish clerks
tonight at the Wylam Institute, Church Road, Wylam, at 7pm.