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Under the Calvinist regime a Church officer "ordained to receive the offerings of the people after the sermon, and to distribute them according to the needs of the poor by the advice of the Consistory". The name survived the establishment of Anglicanism for a considerable time. Falle wrote in 1734: "The Poor's Box is held by a Deacon at the Church door every Lord's Day". The word Almoner, Collecteur des Aumones has now taken its place.

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