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The Confession of Deryk Carver in Modern English

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Carver Plaque

The Confession of Deryk Carver (Diricke Caruer) before Bishop Bonner of London.

Deryk Carver, brewer of Brighton in the county of Sussex, where he has dwelled for the space of eight, or nine years, born in the village of Dilson by Stockom in the land of Luik [Dutch name of Liege], forty years of age, or there about, and now prisoner in Newgate, where he has remained and continued at the [State] Council's commandment, since All Hallows day [All Saints Day] last past, being examined concerning his Faith and belief in the Sacrament of the Altar, says: that he has and does believe, that the very substance of the body and blood of Christ is not in the said Sacrament, and that there is no other substance remaining in the said Sacrament after the words spoken by the Priest, but only the substance of bread and wine.

Item, being examined concernng the Mass in Latin, now used in the Church of England, he believes that there is no sacrifice in the said Mass, and that there is in it no salvation for a Christian man, except it should be said in the mother tongue, that he might understand it: and concerning the ceremonies of the Church, he says and believes, that they are not profitable to a Christian man.

Item, being examined concerning Auricular confession, he answers: that he has and does believe, that it is necessary to go to a good priest for good counsel. But the absolution of the priest, laying his hand upon any man's head as is now used, is nothing profitable to a Christian man's salvation. And further he says, that he hath not been confessed, nor received the sacrament of the altar, since the coronation of the Queen that now is.

Item, concerning the faith and religion, now taught, set forth, and believed, in the Church of England, he answers and believes, that the faith and doctrine now taught, set forth, and used, in the said Church of England, is not agreeable to God's word. And furthermore he says, that Bishop Hooper, Cardmaker, Rogers, and other of their opinion, which were of late burned, were good Christian men, and did preach the true doctrine of Christ, as he believes: and says that they did shed their blood in the same Doctrine, which was by the power of God, as he says and believes. And being further examined, says, that since the Queen's Coronation, he hath had the Bible and Psalter in English, read in his house at Brighthon many times, and likewise since his coming into Newgate: but the keeper hearing thereof, did take them away: and says also that about a twelve month now past, he had the English procession said in his house, with other English prayers. And further says, that Thomas Everon, John Launder, and William Veisy, being prisoners with him in Newgate, were taken with this Examinee in his house at Brighton, as they were hearing of the gospel, then read in English, a little before All Hallows day last past, and brought to the Court: and being examined thereupon, by the Council, were committed by them to prison in Newgate

 


Link to online scholarly edition of:
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Introductory Essay by Prof. David Loades

 

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