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Taunton St Mary non communicants

St Mary Magdalene tower on a summer's evening

The post Reformation church was concerned that people attended church for political as much as for religious reasons. Non-attenders were regularly presented in the church courts and could be find heavily, especially those who stayed away for religious reasons.

At St Mary Magdalene, Taunton in the 1590s the authorities tried apparently unsuccessfully to enforce the taking of Easter communion.

Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project

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Medieval (AD410-1485)
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