Return from the 1851 Census Of Religious Worship
[Population 1653.] [Area 3271a]
Endowed with rent charge and glebe, fees and Easter Offering. Sittings free 300; others 300; children's 120. Present morning 100 + 120 scholars; afternoon 200 + 100 scholars. Average (12 months) morning 150 + 100 scholars; afternoon 380 + 100 scholars. Remarks No endowment inserted as not specified whether gross or net income is desired. If required a private return can be made. Signed James Bedingfeld, Vicar. [Debenham.] (7)
Ownership: Class V. Small town. benefice gross income, £282. Holy Communion twelve times a year; average of 50 communicants. Vicar inst. 1840; also rector of Bedingfield. Many Independents.1
Further details on our Church can be found on Simon's Suffolk Churches Website St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham
- [S64] T. C. B. Timmins, editor, Suffolk Returns From The Census Of Religious Worship, 1851 (PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DF: Suffolk Records Society, 1997). Hereinafter cited as 1851 Census Of Religious Worship.