This division is expressed in legal language by the terms, parishes quoad omnia (i.e.
Quoad civilia et sacra) and parishes quoad sacra - civilia being such matters as church rates, education, poor law and sanitary purposes, and sacra being such as concern the administration of church ordinances, and fall under the cognizance of the church courts.
(2) Quoad Sacra Parishes.
- The ecclesiastical or quoad sacra parish is a modern creation.
Under Graham's Act, above mentioned, a parish may be disjoined and erected quoad sacra tantum on the application of persons who have built and endowed a church, and who offer securities for its proper maintenance.