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The Parish in Wartime Mark Smith

The Parish in Wartime By Mark Smith

The Parish in Wartime by Mark Smith

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Surveys of aspects of clerical life - services, social activities, size of the congregation - shed new light on the church at the time.

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The Parish in Wartime: Bishop Gore's Visitations of Oxfordshire, 1914 and 1918: 73 by Mark Smith

In the early twentieth century the Church of England remained a significant institution in the lives of the people of Oxfordshire. It was for many a key provider of education and social activities as well as being a focus for religious worship and community life. The two surveys in this volume show a range of aspects of the Church at work in the last unclouded summer before the Great War of 1914-18, and also detail the responses of both clergy and people to four years of conflict. The returns to the bishop by clergymen in each parish reveal the opportunities as well as the struggles that the war brought to many households and the ways in which the conflict proved to be a catalyst for social and religious change. The reports are presented here in full with biographical notes on the clergy and an extensive introduction.

MARK SMITH is Associate Professor in History at the University of Oxford.

The Parish in Wartime Reviews

Here is another beautifully produced annual publication by the Oxford Record Society in association with Boydell and Brewer. [.] Indeed, one of the joys of The Parish in Wartime is its potential influence on local historians to encourage them to examine and compare the visitation returns of their own diocese, and perhaps engage with groups elsewhere to compare and contrast results nationally. THE LOCAL HISTORIAN

Table of Contents

The Visitation of 1914
The Visitation of 1918
Select Bibliography

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The Parish in Wartime: Bishop Gore's Visitations of Oxfordshire, 1914 and 1918: 73 by Mark Smith
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