Conference, Savoy

Conference, Savoy, a series of meetings held by royal commission at the residence of the bishop of London, in the Savoy, in the year 1661, between the bishops and the Nonconformist ministers, in order so to review, alter, and reform the Liturgy as to meet the feelings of those who had serious scruples against its use, and thereby promote the peace of the Church. The individuals chosen comprehended the archbishop of York, with twelve bishops, on the one side, and eleven Nonconformist ministers on the other. Had the episcopal ministers entered into a fair and open discussion on the points at issue, reconciliation, to a certain extent, might have taken place; but as they were from the beginning averse from conceding a single iota to the Dissenters, the negotiation turned out a complete failure. At a convocation of the bishops, held almost immediately after, instead of removing anything that was at all likely to stumble tender consciences, they rendered the Liturgy still more objectionable by adding the story of Bel and the Dragon to the lessons taken from the Apocrypha. See Procter, On Common Prayer, ch. 5; Neal, History of the Puritans, pt. 4, ch. 6.

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