Ecclesiastical Commissioners


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Ecclesiastical Commissioners

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) the administrators of the properties of the Church of England from 1836 to 1948, when they were combined with Queen Anne's Bounty to form the Church Commissioners
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When the Ecclesiastical Commissioners were here two years ago they said this was the most interesting part of the house.
He is said to have handled more than 2,000 jobs--over twice as many as Scott--but this was because for more than four decades he was consulting architect to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Henry Walford Bellairs of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the purchasers, William Ewart Gladstone, MP First Lord of her Majesty's Treasury, and Henry Slingsby, elder of Nuneaton and ribbon manufacturer.
Often, the commissioning bodies bid up their prices, O'Malley maintains, to enhance their honor, while artists such as Filippo Lippi might bid down their fees, contributing their labor as a pious cause to their ecclesiastical commissioners.
In 1875, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners made the land available for housing, which prompted a dig that uncovered Roman remains.
The passing at Westminster of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1836, authorizing the union of the Sees of the Isle of Man and Carlisle by Order in Council, appears to have taken minimal account of the implications of the proposed change for Tynwald.
You wouldn't cut the Arch Bishop of Canterbury because the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have a few publicans and sinners among their tenants
Common accounts have stressed the work of Samuel Wilberforce as Bishop of Oxford, emphasized the theology of the Tractarians, or subordinated diocesan action to the centralizing reforms of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Other chapters discuss the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the various volumes of reminiscences about the Oxford Movement, the Church of England 'under attack' (arguing that, 'It is not easy, then, to establish that Christian ministers were any less central to the activities of the society', except in large towns and with respect to education), and allied themes.
The Leas escaped development because until the 1930s the land was used as pasture by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, who then donated the area to the council as public open space.
How did the Ecclesiastical Commissioners come to acquire and "nationalise" his house?