Origin of church rate
Examples from the Web for church rate
The churchwardens were re-elected, and the church-rate was carried.Stones of the Temple|Walter Field
This was done at an expense of 5,000l., which was met by a church-rate of sixpence in the pound, spreading over three years.
A church-rate is also levied, to which it does not appear what response is made.
It is wrong to compel, and wrong to refuse, the payment of a church-rate.
He said they were wrong to make the tribute, or church-rate, if it really was such, compulsory.