The national Church in a Suffolk parish
St James’, Bury St Edmunds, 1692–1720
in Witchcraft and Whigs
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The Church of England c.1689-c.1833: from toleration to Tractarianism is widely regarded as one of the best general surveys of the national Church in the long eighteenth century. This chapter aims to fill the historiographical lacuna by examining the parish of St James', Bury St Edmunds between 1692 and 1720, when Francis Hutchinson was perpetual curate. It suggests that, largely through his reforming efforts, the established Church in Bury St Edmunds was well run in terms of pastoral administration. The chapter illustrates the way the directives of the national Church, formulated at the centre by national bodies such as the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.), were interpreted by reforming ministers such as Hutchinson. Hutchinson's election broke the monopoly which the High Churchmen of the archdeaconry of Suffolk and Sudbury had enjoyed in electing diocesan proctors since the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Witchcraft and Whigs

The life of Bishop Francis Hutchinson, 1660–1739


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