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Church Catechism



And Confirmed by SCRIPTURE PROOFS:

Divided into Five PARTS,and Twelve SECTIONS:


A brief and plain Account is given

OF I. The Christian IV. The CHRIS




Collected by OHN LEWIS,

Minister of Margate in Kent.

The Twenty third Edition": To which is added, a Section on CONFIRMATION.

LONDON: Printed for B. Dod, Bookseller

to The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane, near Stationers Hall. .M.Dcc.LI.


9 The Curate of every Parish shall diligently

upon Sundays and Holidays, after the second Leffon at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church, instruct and examine so many Children 'of his Parish fent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.

And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters and Dames, shall cause their Children, Servants, and Prentices, which have not learned their Catechism, to come to Church at the Time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such Tine as they have learned all that is appointed for them to learn.

From the Exhortation to the Godfathers

and Godmothers, in the Office of Baptism,

E are to take Care that this Child be Y

brought to the Bishop to be Confirmed by him, so soon as he can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments in the Vulgar Tongue, and be further instructed in the Church Catechism, set forth for that Purpose.





THE Right Reverend and Honourable

The LORDS and Others,

Members of the SOCIETY (at London)

For promoting Christian Knowledge.


My Lords and Gentlemen,
\HE following Explanation of our

Church Catechism, being collected to promote Christian Knowfedge, a Design which you are so gloriously employ'd in; I had presumed, at the first Publication of it, to have offered it to You, but that I feared my Mean. nefs and Obscurity might binder the Acceptance of it. But since it has been fo well received, and made fucb Use of, in


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