Pastoral Care and Public Worship in Ireland 1770–1850

Nigel Yates

in The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199242382
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603815 | DOI:
 Pastoral Care and Public Worship in Ireland 1770–1850

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This chapter examines the pastoral functions of the churches in Ireland. It considers the educational and social background of the clergy, the role of the laity, public worship, and the principle elements of the programmes of religious reform in Ireland. The chapter is arranged thematically, and not on the basis of denominational divisions.

Keywords: parishes; churches; congregations; services; catechizing; clergy; laity; visitation

Chapter.  20575 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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