Why was the Church so important in the Middle Ages?

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The medieval church was of great importance in England during the middle ages. The church was organised like a government with laws and it also dominated everybody's life which included total control.
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The Medieval church was important because it was believed that those who did not follow its teaching would be cast to hell regardless of their stature. Its followers were required to offer a 10th of their earnings to the church as tithe and this made the church very rich and powerful to the point that it often influenced kings to do as they wanted.
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In medieval times, the church was important because it provided welfare to the poor, had hospitals, gave hospitality to poor travellers and distributed alms. The church was an ever present facet of the average man's life, from baptism, to marriage and finally to death. It supported and structured every single person.
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