One of the ways in which new parishes used to be endowed was through the patron’s provision of property – usually land – to be owned by the parish, which would then have the use of the ensuing income.   The consequence of this was a considerable variation in parish incomes, depending on the value of the tithes, and a considerable variation in the stipends the clergy.   This was rectified in 1936 when the ownership of all tithe land was transferred to the appropriate diocese and at the same time clergy were paid on a uniform national scale.

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