It was regarded as a model of ecclesiastical, patriotic eloquence.
As one of the three principal systems of ecclesiastical polity known to the Christian Church, Presbyterianism occupies an intermediate position between episcopacy and congregationalism.
Educated at the neighbouring Benedictine abbey of Cerne and at Balliol College, Oxford, he graduated in law, and followed that profession in the ecclesiastical courts in London, where he attracted the notice of Archbishop Bourchier.
In the 4th century Basil, when bishop, established an ecclesiastical centre on the plain, about 1 m.
The state retained control of the ecclesiastical organization, and Calvin secured his much-needed system of discipline.