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110 on one day
« on: Tuesday 15 April 14 14:50 BST (UK) »
On 17 April 1827 the vicar of St Andrew's, Halstead carried out 110 baptisms; is this a record for one day?
I believe 17.04.1827 was the Tuesday after Easter Sunday, can anyone offer an explanation for so many baptisms on that particular day?

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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 17:06 BST (UK) »
Hi,

According to the tv programme "Rev"......no baptisms are carried out during Lent, so there would be a backlog after Easter.


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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 17:57 BST (UK) »
Also by Googling I found this

"Canon 856 of the Code of Canon Law says that baptisms should ordinarily be done on Sundays or, if possible, at the Easter Vigil. "

I bet the church was noisy on that day.   ;D
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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 17:59 BST (UK) »
The code is a catholic document; the Vicar must have been "High" C of E.

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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 18:43 BST (UK) »
It must have been like a production line!!!
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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 19:21 BST (UK) »
It seemed to happen every year with this particular vicar; I had never seen it before.
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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 19:54 BST (UK) »
You couldn't get married during Lent either. My mum and dad's wedding in 1965 was fitted in just before Lent started.
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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 20:07 BST (UK) »
Sometimes a sudden increase in Baptisms is the result of the Vicar having a "push" on procrastinating parents to have the children baptized.

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Re: 110 on one day
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 15 April 14 20:49 BST (UK) »
the Vicar must have been "High" C of E.

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He would have needed to have been "High" on something with that many "Screaming Kids"  ;D

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