To the Revd the Minister of Brixham

Chanter 232B, 588

  1. Residence, curate and lecturer: I reside upon my Cure wherein is a Mother church, and two Daughter Churches, Churston Ferrers & Kingswear. I have an Assistant but no Lecturer.

  2. Other benefices: I have but one Benefice.

  3. Divine service at other churches: No.

  4. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is performed in my church of Brixham twice every Lords Day with a Sermon. Prayers are read on all Hollidays, & every Day in Passion week & on occasional Days.

  5. Frequency of communion: The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administerd several Times in the Year at Brixham four at Churston Ferrers & Kingswear. Communicants at Brixham from 100 to 200 at Churston Ferrers & Kingswear about 40.

  6. Catechising of children: Generally every Sunday from Trinity Sunday to Michaelmas.

  7. Church fabric: Yes.

  8. Glebe terrier: Yes.

  9. Number of families: I suppose Between 500 & 600 in the Parish of Brixham about 80 in Churston Ferrers, & about 60 in Kingswear.

  10. Chapels: There are (as before mentioned) two Chappels, viz Churston Ferrers & Kingswear annexed to the Vicarage of Brixham: both generally served once every Sunday.

  11. Papists, dissenters and meeting houses: I have no reputed Papist in my Parish, nor any Meeting House.

  12. School, alms-houses, hospital and charitable endowments: There is a publick endowed School at Brixham one Alms House in Churston Ferrers & one in Kingswear And a Parochial Library at Brixham.

  13. Charity: There are Lands to the Value of between 40 & 50 per Annum in the Parish of Brixham duly applied to the Purposes for which they were bequeathed.

    Priest's orders and institution: Brixham Vic: Thomas Fownes A:M: inst. Jan: 29 1755: Ord: Presb: Dec: 23 1754.

    Thomas Fownes
    Kingswear near Dartmouth
    Devon