RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoFP Blomfield 72-73
Extent2 volumes
TitleVisitation Returns
DescriptionReturns to Bishop Blomfield's visitation articles
ArrangementArranged in alphabetical order of parish.
1. Name of the church or chapel in which you officiate?
2. Are the church and chancel, the tower or steeple, the churchyard walls or fences, in good repair?
3. Are the ornaments and furniture of the church or chapel in decent order?
4. What number of additional sitting have been provided in your church or chapel within the last ten years; and whether by enlargement, or other alteration?
5. Is any further addition required?
6. What is the average number
Of the congregation?
Of the communicants?
7. What is the number of scholars in the
Daily school?
Sunday school?
Infant school?
8. What is the number of children in your parish without the means of education?
9. Are your parishioners sufficiently provided with bibles and prayer books?
10. Is the Lord's Day properly observed in your parish or district?
11. Do you catechize the children of your parish or district, and when?
12. Is the sacrament of baptism administered, as the rubric directs, only on Sunday and holy-days (except in case of necessity), and after the second lesson at morning or evening prayer?
13. Is the sacrament of baptism ever administered in private houses, within your parish, or district, except in cases of sickness?
14. Is the thanksgiving of women after childbirth ever offered in private houses?
15. How often is the holy communion administered? are alms always collected at the offertory? and how are they disposed of?
16. Are you careful not to publish the banns of marriage, nor to solemnize marriage between parties, neither of whom have been actually resident in your parish during the time required by law?
17. What inquiry is made as to the actual residence of such parties?
18. Are there any special circumstances, which appear to you to impede progress of religion in your parish?
CustodialHistoryFormerly FP 500-1
RelatedMaterialReturns A - L were not received on transfer of the Fulham Papers and have not survived.

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