Convocations of 1563

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  • The Convocation of 1563
    • Custom of English Church that Convocations of York and Canterbury meet at same time as Parliament
    • Many leaders presumed meeting would allow them to continue reforms
      • Considered them only instigated in 1559
        • even moderate Parker expected more
    • "General Notes of Matters to be Moved by the Clergy in the Next Parliament and Synod"
      • wanted more reforms to Book of Common Prayer
        • e.g. remove all traces of Popery
      • Better church laws, discipline and education
        • e.g. clerical dress to be simplified
      • Finances reformed to provide for poorer clergymen
      • Very little results
        • 39 Articles not effective until 1571
        • Many leaders wanted reformed structures which weren't developed
        • Church's OFFICIAL  doctrine becoming more Calvinist
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  • saw 1559 settlement as permanent
    • Queen didn't have same vision
      • Very little results
        • 39 Articles not effective until 1571
        • Many leaders wanted reformed structures which weren't developed
        • Church's OFFICIAL  doctrine becoming more Calvinist
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