Farringdon, Deanery of Aillesbeare

Chanter 225A, 244-245

  1. Population and dissenters: About fifty and no Dissenters from the Church of England.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is a Benefaction of three pounds per annum paid out of an Estate in Honiton; Clist Parish for the teaching of four poor Children to read &c & four such Children are duely taught.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: I know of none.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside in ye Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: My Curates name is Jenkins, who resides in my Vicaridge House at Sidbury (a peculiar of ye Dean & Chapters). He is duly qualified according to ye Canons, and I allow him thirty-three pounds twelve shill per annum.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I perform divine Service sometimes at Sidbury at which times my Curate officiates here.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform’d Constantly on Sundays and for ye most part twice with a sermon each time, there is service also on some Holy days.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament is administred four times every year, to wit, at Easter: Whitsuntide & Christmas & about Michaelmas.

  9. Number of communicants: There are generally between 30 & 40 communicants, I believe at Easter last above that number.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are catechisd in Lent. That ye Parishioners do send their Children or Servants to be instructed by me I cannot say.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: We have none.

    Jn. Sleech Rector.

    Faringdon R- Jn Sleech M.A. Collated Janry ye 14th 1736. Presb: May 30. 1736. Stephen Exon. [Explanation]