Return from the 1851 Census Of Religious Worship

[Population 1653.]    [Area 3271a]

Endowed with rent charge and glebe, fees and Easter Offering.  Sittings free 300; others 300; children's 120.  Present morning 100 + 120 scholars; afternoon 200 + 100 scholars.  Average (12 months) morning 150 + 100 scholars; afternoon 380 + 100 scholars.   Remarks No endowment inserted as not specified whether gross or net income is desired.  If required a private return can be made.  Signed James Bedingfeld, Vicar.  [Debenham.] (7)

Ownership: Class V.  Small town.  benefice gross income, 282.  Holy Communion twelve times a year; average of 50 communicants.   Vicar inst. 1840; also rector of Bedingfield.  Many Independents.1

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  1. [S64] T. C. B. Timmins, 1851 Census Of Religious Worship.