When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

Above: the Charterhouse Chapel in 1916, eight years after this article was published.

The following article, originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1908, regards the curious Act of 3 Charles I, which required the Brothers to attend chapel service twice on Sunday and once every day of the week.

Brothers who failed to meet these requirement were fined 1s for absence on Sunday and 3d for absence on week.

The article marks an important landmark in the history of the Charterhouse, since a year before it was published these fines were dropped by the new master, Canon Jelf.

Nowadays Brothers are perfectly welcome not to attend chapel services if they so wish, and indeed some Brothers prefer to worship at a church of their own choosing.

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