Archdeaconry Act Book (ERO D/ACA52)

7.2.1638 (Wednesday 7 February 1638)

document 2002712

office of the judge against Jn Newton of Earls Colne detected by the wardens for refusing to kneel at the receiving of the holy communion and said that the reason why he doth refuse to kneel is because he hath a scrupulous conscience of the lawfulness of it and desires time to resolve himself in this particular he is ordered to receive the holy communion reverently kneeling according to the laws of the realm and the church after easter