Bishop Barlow and Anglican Orders
by Arthur Stapylton Barnes (9781458824752)

Bishop Barlow and Anglican Orders
Arthur Stapylton Barnes
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Category: Church History
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781458824752
ISBN-10: 1458824756

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: interpreted in more senses than one. Apparently the matter was quashed by Cromwell, to whom the Bishop of Lichfield reported it, for we hear no more about it. The new Bishop seems to have been no more happy at St. David's than he had formerly been at Haverford- west. He was involved in another dispute with his Chapter, this time about the dean's place. They would not allow him to sit in the dean's stall in the cathedral, not would they allow him to act as head of the Chapter as other bishops had always done. John Barlow, the Bishop's brother, writes about it to Cromwell, and says they have nothing against him, except that they say that no bishop claimed such things before, and they will not show their authority for what they do, but say it is lost. However, they are in deadly earnest about it, and ' threaten to spend to their shirts in the quarrel, ' so there can be no doubt they were very deeply moved.1 Under the circumstances we cannot wonder that Barlow thought once more that he would be happier elsewhere than in this little remote cathedral village, where there was no getting away from his hostile Chapter, and where all were against the views he was engaged in putting forward. He writes again and again to Cromwell letters full of complaints of the place and of his clergy. St. David's, he says, is ' a barbarous, desolate corner, ' and the clergy are lacking in Christian civility and full of Welsh rudeness. He wishes to remove the see to Carmarthen, which would be more in the world, and can see no reason for staying at St. David's merely on account of the relics of theSaint ' a rotten skull stuffed with putrefied clouts' especially as he has his doubts ' whether any such person was ever bishop there as is surmised.' He did not get his way as to the removal of the see, but h...

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