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1 [The Burial Ground is to be properly inclosed, fenced, and completed with gates and churchways. ]
The Churchwardens are to be named and the Clerk appointed, and the Deed of Conveyance or Donation of the Ground, the Endowments and the evidences thereof, the nomination of the Minister, and such other documents as shall in any case be requisite, are to be laid before the Archbishop or his Chancellor some time before the day proposed for the Consecration of the Church.
9 An intimation of the Archbishop's intention
to consecrate the Church (and Burial Ground), with the day and hour appointed for it, is to be fixed on the Church door, at least three days
beforehand. q If the Building is to be consecrated as a
Chapel, in which some sacramental or religious rites may not be solemnized, Chapelwardens are to be appointed, and the same directions to
be observed, except furnishing with a Font, Bier, Register Books, and other articles not required for the service in the Chapel.
Chairs are to be set on the north side of the Communion Table for the Archbishop, on the south for the Chaplain, and one conveniently
near the Archbishop's chair for the Chancellor. I The Communion vessels are to be placed on
the Communion Table ; or, the Books and Vessels may be presented and received at the time of Consecration.
THE FORM OF
CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH
[And Burial Ground.]
I The Archbishop, attended by his Chancellor
and Chaplain, is to be received at the West door, or at some other entrance to the Church or Churchyard, by the Minister and Clergy, properly habited, the Churchwardens, and some of the principal inhabitants ; a Petition, signed by the Incumbent and Churchwardens, Patron, Trustees, or others, as the case may require, is to be delivered to him by the Minister, or some other of the Persons who receive him, praying that he will consecrate the Church, [and the
Burial Ground thereto belonging.] The Archbishop receives the Petition, and orders
the Registrar to read the same.
The Petition having been read, the Archbishop
signifies his consent to consecrate the Church [and Burial Ground] according to the prayer therein contained.
Then follows the Ceremony of Consecration and Dedication after the following form. The Archbishop and the Clergy, and others attend
ing upon him, proceed up the chief Aisle towards the Communion Table, repeating the Twentyfourth Psalm alternately as they go, the Archbishop beginning, thus :
1. The earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
2. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy place?
4. Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, or sworn to deceive his neighbour.
5. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6. This is the generation of them that seek him, even of them that seek thy face, O Jacob.
7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and the King of Glory shall come in.
8. Who is the King of Glory? It is the Lord, strong and mighty, even the Lord, mighty in battle.
9. Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and the King of Glory shall come in.
10. Who is the King of Glory? Even the Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.