Return from the 1851 Census Of Religious Worship

[Population 1653.]    [Area 3271a]

Endowed with rent charge and glebe, fees and Easter Offering.  Sittings free 300; others 300; children's 120.  Present morning 100 + 120 scholars; afternoon 200 + 100 scholars.  Average (12 months) morning 150 + 100 scholars; afternoon 380 + 100 scholars.   Remarks No endowment inserted as not specified whether gross or net income is desired.  If required a private return can be made.  Signed James Bedingfeld, Vicar.  [Debenham.] (7)

Ownership: Class V.  Small town.  benefice gross income, 282.  Holy Communion twelve times a year; average of 50 communicants.   Vicar inst. 1840; also rector of Bedingfield.  Many Independents.1

Suffolk Churches

Further details on our Church can be found on Simon's Suffolk Churches Website St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham

Citations

  1. [S64] T. C. B. Timmins, editor, Suffolk Returns From The Census Of Religious Worship, 1851 (PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DF: Suffolk Records Society, 1997). Hereinafter cited as 1851 Census Of Religious Worship.