Second Congregation of Protestant Dissenters, Belfast




2 Eliz. c. I. (Ir.). ACT OF SUPREMACY. (1560.)
Act restoring to the Crown the ancient jurisdiction over the State Ecclesiastical and Spiritual.
2 Eliz. c. 2. (Ir.). ACT OF UNIFORMITY. (1560.)
Act requiring all subjects to attend to the public worship of the Church, and interdicting every other. "All ministers shall be bounden to say and use the matins, evensong, celebration of the Lord's Supper, and administration of each of the Sacraments, and all their common and open prayer, in such order and form as is mentioned in said book" (i.e., Common Prayer) "so authorised by Parliament."
17-18 Car. II. c. 6. (Ir.). ACT OF UNIFORMITY. (1665.)
Act for the uniformity of public prayer and administration of Sacraments, by which every preacher was to be licensed by Archbishop, and to declare his unfeigned assent to the Thirty-nine Articles.
4 Wm. & M. c. 2.
(amended by)
2Anne c. 14.
4 Geo. I. c. 9.
Act for the encouragement of Protestant strangers to settle in Ireland, which provides that alien Protestants taking the oath of allegiance, and against the Pope's spiritual power, and signing the Declaration against Transubstantiation, should "have liberty of meeting together publicly for the worship of God, and of hearing Divine service, and performing other religious duties in their own several rites, used in their own countries; any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding.
12 Anne c. 7. THE SCHISM ACT. (1714.)
Act to prevent the growth of Schism, and for the further security of the Churches of England and Ireland as by law established.
6 Geo. I. c. 5. ACT OF TOLERATION. (1719.)
Act reciting that the granting some ease and indulgence to the Protestant Dissenters in the exercise of religion may be an effectual means to unite his Majesty's Protestant subjects in interest and affection, and enacts "that all Dissenting ministers who shall declare that Transubstantiation and the Adoration of the Virgin Mary are idolatrous, and shall take the Oath of Allegiance, shall be exempt from the penalty under 17-18 Car. II. c. 6."
II Geo. II. c. 10.
Act by which Presbyterians were exempted from all prosecutions for marriages celebrated in their congregations by ministers who had qualified under the Toleration Act.
19 Geo. III. c. 44.
Act for the further relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers and School Masters.
19-20 Geo. III. c. 6.
Act for the relief of his Majesty's faithful subjects, the Protestant Dissenters of this Kingdom, by which all persons being Protestants could hold any office, civil or military, notwithstanding that he had not received the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
21-22 Geo, III. c. 25.
Act by which marriages solemnized between Protestant Dissenters, and by a Protestant Dissenting clergyman, shall be good and valid.
57 Geo. III. c. 70.
Act to relieve persons who impugn the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity from certain penalties.
5-6 Vic. c. 113.
Act by which marriages heretofore celebrated by Presbyterian or other Protestant Dissenting ministers were to be of the same force as if solemnized by clergymen of the Established Church.
7-8 Vic c. 45.
7-8 Vic. c. 81.
Act by which marriages between parties, one or both of whom are Presbyterians, may be solemnized in certified Meeting-houses.
26 Vic. c. 27.
Act by which any trustee or owner of a separate building (not being a church belonging to the United Church of England and Ireland) used as a place of worship, by any church, denomination, or body of Protestant Christians, or any officiating minister of any such place of public worship, may have such building registered as a place of public worship, in which marriages may be solemnized.
32-33 Vic. c. 42. THE IRISH CHURCH ACT. (1869.)
33-34 Vic. c. 110
Act by which special licences may be granted by the Moderator of the following bodies: -- The General Assembly, Remonstrant Synod of Ulster, Presbytery of Antrim, Northern Presbytery of Antrim, etc., provided the parties belong to the same church, assembly, synod, or presbytery as the person granting the licence.
36 Vic. c. 16.
Act by which the provisions of 26 Vic. c. 27 were made applicable to any church or religious community, who are not Roman Catholics, and who do not describe themselves as Protestants.


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