[Bell Historians] Minsters
richard.offen at o...
Thu Apr 22 11:04:26 BST 2004
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "LOVE, Dickon"
<dickon.love at a...> wrote:
> "Minster - The word is derived from Latin monasterium and was used
> church belonging to a monastry or a chapter. Not that there is a
> round here that I know of. Preston has indeed only just become a
> line with the awarding of city status to Preston."
> All sounds a bit contrived to me, a bit like awarding yourself a
> professorship or buying a title off the internet...
I had always assumed that the word had a monastic connection and that
was why I was mystified as to how Preston and Bishopwearmouth had
managed to achieve the title. Who conferred it upon these two
newcomers, the diocesan authorities?
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