West Worlington, Deanery of South=Molton

Chanter 225B, 609-610

  1. Population and dissenters: There are eighteen families in the Parish; no Dissenters, nor any Meeting house.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no publick school in my Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other charitable Endowment.

  4. Residence upon cure: I do not reside upon my Rectory, but at Kilkhampton in the Arch=Deaconry of Cornwall, to which Cure I was licenced by Doctor Stephen Weston ye late Bishop of the Diocese.

  5. Curate: My Curateís name is John Balman, found duly qualified by the late Bishop, by whom he was licenced to ye Cure; he does not live in my Parsonage house, but in his own. at Thelbridge about a mile from my Church: I allow him a third part of ye income of ye Living.

  6. Divine service at other churches: My Curate was permitted by the late Bishop & his Predeccessor the late Arch Bishop of York to officiate at mine as well as his own Church on ye same day.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine service is performed in my Church once every Lordís day always with a sermon, one Sunday in the forenoon, & another Sunday in ye afternoon for ye reason given in my answer to querie ye sixth.

  8. Frequency of communion: The holy Sacrament of the Lordís Supper is administred in my Church four times in the year.

  9. Number of communicants: There are about thirty Communicants in my Parish about twelve usually receive, and about ten communicated at Easter last past.

  10. Catechising of children: The Children are Catechized in my Church in the Summer season, beginning about Whitsontide & continuing till ye Parish is gone through: They are sent prepared by their Parents & Masters.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: There is a room at an house called Cobly, which is calld the Chapel, it is said to have been consecrated, and as such it is kept empty & clean, no divine service is performed in it; it is about two miles from the Church.

    Christopher Bedford Rectr.

    West Worlington R--- Christopher Bedford A.M. inst: Augst. 24. 1727 Presb. Sept: 22. 1723. Lan: Exon: [Explanation]