Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Parish Clerk By Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.

The Parish Clerk (1907)
Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Courtesy : Project Gutenburg

The Parish Clerk is a position that I hadn't known of until recently and I hadn't known of the significance of this post in the parish. The Parish Clerk was clearly a man (occasionally a woman) who had significance in the life, work and worship of the Anglican Parish in England. The good people at Project Gutenburg have transcribed a book from 1907 and we can see a memorial in Saint Peter's Dunton as the symbol of another long serving Parish Clerk

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