Talk:History of island religion

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I think that we need at the very least something about the Jewish community, and possibly also about other religious groupings (Islam, Hinduism and the Bahai faith all exist). --Jmbmac 09:31, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree entirely James and am pleased to see your contributions emerging.

I am keen to develop the religion section substantially because most people do not realise the extent to which the Jersey population was dominated by the Church over the centuries, particularly in the centuries from Norman rule to the Reformation. Indeed, even post-1204 the island still remained French in many respects because although civil power passed to King John and his successors as English king, religious control was still exercised for a long time after through the Bishop of Coutances. The clergy ruled the population, and even the Seigneurs were scared of them, and the clergy answered to the Bishop of Coutances.

I have some references to this but have to do more research before I can put together the article(s) I have in mind. If you can help I would appreciate that very much.


Gladly. Of course, power stayed in church hands long after that - the parish rectors were only removed from the States in 1948.--Jmbmac 11:07, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

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