The Irish Church Act 1869

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  • The Irish Church Act 1869
    • Passed by Gladstone during his first ministrey
    • Disestablished the Anglican Church in Ireland
      • What did this mean?
        • What this meant was, while the Church still existed in Ireland, Anglicanism was not longer the official state relgion
          • It also meant that Roman Catholics no longer had to pay tithes to it (the Protestant Church).  88% of the 5.8m Irish population were Roman Catholics
            • The tithe amounted to a 10% of their annual income
            • They had to pay tax even though they didn't attend its services
              • ALSO - They had to support their own churches and priests , the burden was heavy.
        • Much of the Church's property was taken away and it's wealth used to improve schools, workhouses and hopistals
      • What the effect?
        • Naturally, it was well-recieved by Catholics
          • Gladstone won some popularity from Catholic Church Leaders
            • Something which was later lost at by his failure attempt to convert Trinity College in Dublin, into a Uni
              • That could be attended by both Catholics and Protestants
        • It's effect on the general situation in Ireland was slight since other grievances still remained.
      • How was it passed?
        • The bill was met with fierce opposition from the House of Lords
          • Only passed after Queen Victorian intervened
        • Passed by Gladstone during his first ministrey
        • The Irish Church Act 1869
          • Disestablished the Anglican Church in Ireland
            • What did this mean?
              • What this meant was, while the Church still existed in Ireland, Anglicanism was not longer the official state relgion
                • It also meant that Roman Catholics no longer had to pay tithes to it (the Protestant Church).  88% of the 5.8m Irish population were Roman Catholics
                  • The tithe amounted to a 10% of their annual income
                  • They had to pay tax even though they didn't attend its services
                    • ALSO - They had to support their own churches and priests , the burden was heavy.
              • Much of the Church's property was taken away and it's wealth used to improve schools, workhouses and hopistals
            • What the effect?
              • Naturally, it was well-recieved by Catholics
                • Gladstone won some popularity from Catholic Church Leaders
                  • Something which was later lost at by his failure attempt to convert Trinity College in Dublin, into a Uni
                    • That could be attended by both Catholics and Protestants
              • It's effect on the general situation in Ireland was slight since other grievances still remained.
            • How was it passed?
              • The bill was met with fierce opposition from the House of Lords
                • Only passed after Queen Victorian intervened

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