Religion: England's Church

Disestablishment of the Church of England by the Labor Government is a subject of conversation. It would deprive the Anglican Church of its privileged position. Its Bishops would no longer sit in the House of Lords, nor would the Archbishop of Canterbury rank before all the peers of the realm after the royal princes.

Some Anglicans would welcome disestablishment. It might tend to quicken the spiritual life. They say that the Protestant Church in Ireland and the Anglican Church in Wales have not lost financially by disestablishment.

But it is generally felt...

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