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Bishop Short's ritualistic garden
Title : Bishop Short's ritualistic garden Bishop Short's ritualistic garden
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Creator : Cerberus
Source : Portonian, 12 July 1873, p. [5a]
Date of creation : 1873
Format : Cartoon
Dimensions : 280 x 390 mm
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Description :
The early Anglican churches, established by the sweat and toil of the pioneers, were plain buildings, and the style of worship simple. Parishioners sought to re-create that which they had left behind in England, holding the same weekly services in much the same style. Naturally the clergy played a major role in the development of worship styles. The early clergy preferred a 'low church' or evangelical approach to worship and theology, however, Bishop Short, on his arrival in 1847 made it clear that he was of more of the 'high church' persuasion. Short selected young English clergymen with similar views to his own. After his return visit to England in 1866-67, Bishop Short sought to bring a revival to Anglican services in his diocese, similar to that which he had experienced during his time away. However, episodes such as Canon George Dove placing candles on the altar at Walkerville, and other practices including observation of saints days and the introduction of robed choirs by clergy at Port Adelaide and Pulteney Street brought a petition against 'ritualism' and lengthy debate at the annual diocesan synod in 1869. The differing opinions in Anglican circles provided scope to cartoonists and newspaper editors for many years.
Related names :

Dove, George, 1833-1914

Short, Augustus, 1802-1883

Anglican Church of South Australia. Diocese of Adelaide

Coverage year : 1873
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Brown, Judith M. Augustus Short, D.D., Bishop of Adelaide, Adelaide: Hodge Publishing House, 1974
Scarfe, Janet. Diocese of Adelaide in the nineteenth century: controversies over churchmanship under Bishop Short, Adelaide: Anglican Board of Christian Education, 1982



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