Learning Zone Home > schooLMAte > French Community > Timeline > 1634 - Archbishop Laud tries...
Learning Zone
London Metropolitan Archives The Archives of the City of London
Theatreland Look at London schooLMAte Archive Work Data Online Learning Zone Home
   Black and Asian Londoners  |   French Community  |   Irish Community  |   City Communities  |  Teachers' Notes
   Maps  |   Stories   |   Images  |   Documents   |   Timelines   |   Audio Gallery   |   Related Links
1634 - Archbishop Laud tries to impose changes on the Huguenot churches
<< Back

Laud disapproves of the democratic way that the Huguenot churches are organised, with their Consistories and Colloquies. He also believes strongly that everyone throughout England should worship in the same way as everyone else.

He wants the Huguenot churches to use a French translation of the Anglican prayerbook for their services. He also orders that all descendants of immigrant families should worship at their local Anglican churches, instead of continuing to form a separate community.

The Huguenot churches are reluctant to accept that Laud has any right to give them orders. They are determined to go on worshipping in the way they always have. A long dispute begins. 

<< Back
  French Community: Things to see and do
 Site Map    |   Disclaimer    |   Terms and Conditions    |   Privacy Policy    |    Credits