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Act of Uniformity 1662

After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 moves were made to revise and re-introduce the Prayer Book.  In May 1662 Parliament passed another Act of Uniformity which authorised the use of a revised version broadly the same as the 1559 edition.

The full title of this Act is, 'An Act for the Uniformity of Public Prayers and Administration of Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies, and for establishing the Form of making, ordaining and consecrating Bishops, Priests and Deacons in the Church of England.'



Act of Uniformity, Public Act, 14 Charles II, c. 4



Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1662/14C2n3