The pall-bearers were seven heads of colleges and the provost of Eton, all old pupils.
In episcopacy the control of church affairs is almost entirely withdrawn from the people; in congregationalism it is almost entirely exercised by the people; in Presbyterianism it rests with a council composed of duly appointed office-bearers chosen by the people.
But in everything which concerns what is called discipline - the exercise of that jurisdiction over the people with which the office-bearers of the church are conceived to be invested, he is assisted by lay-elders.
When a church was first formed the office bearers were elected by the people, but there the power of the congregation ceased.
(3) Control of lay office-bearers, churchwardens, sidesmen, organists, parish clerks, sextons.
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