Church membership records


Church membership was not gained merely by attending the church regularly. Rather, it was a particular status which conferred voting rights at church meetings and the right to take communion in the church, amongst other things. Membership could be revoked (for example for lack of attendance or when the member changed denominations) or transferred to another church if the member moved (in this case the member was said to have been 'dismissed'). Members were proposed at a church meeting and voted into membership at the next meeting: the system was probably much the same as that practiced at Lendal.

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