>No, don't scream, it's nothing to do with the Jesus bebate on the List
>of late. I'd like to get comments on the correct abbreviation of the
>title "Reverend". According to 'Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers'
>(albeit a 1978 edition) "Reverend" should be abbreviated to "Revd" but
>NOT "Rev" (ignore the merits of the inclusion or not of the period at
>the end - we've gone through all that not too long ago!). At first I
>thought that "Rev" might be associated more with Catholisism here in
>Ireland, but this form of the abbreviation is widely used among non-
>Catholic clergy such as Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterians.
>In fact, the abbreviation "Revd" is, contrary to Hart's rule-book
>(rule book, Rule-Book, Rule Book...???) becoming quite the exception
According to my Pan Guide to Letter Writing, the correct form of
address is Revd for both Catholic and non-Catholic.
Tim Sheppard [log in to unmask]
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