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Chapel of Ease
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I. History – II. Legal Status of Daughter Parishes

I. History

In the Western church, from the 12th century on separate chapels were established for preaching and administration of the sacraments. They were meant for those who lived in villages far from the parish church or those who could not (afford to) rent a pew. They were also an effective means of extending the church's outreach where it was difficult (or impossible) to esta…

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Carter, Grayson and Tiling, Peter v., “Chapel of Ease”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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