Protests in Convocation

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14 February 2014

Feburary 15 1914

BOTH Houses of the Convocation of Canterbury and the House of Laymen met at the Church House on Tuesday. In the Upper House the Bishop of London presented a petition, signed by 676 priests of his diocese, expressing alarm at the uncondemned denial of the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection of our Lord, and at proposals to effect Christian re-union in a way that would make episcopal ordination no longer the condition of a valid ministry. The Bishop gave notice that, at the next group of sessions, he would move that something should be done to allay the present anxiety respecting the denial of certain articles of the Creed, and to re-affirm, perhaps in more explicit and simpler terms, what is known as the Lambeth Quadrilateral. In the Lower House, the Dean of Christ Church reported progress from the Prayer Book Revision Committee in regard to a reform of the Kalendar, which brought forth from the Dean of Canterbury an expression of surprise at the non-inclusion of the names of Luther and Calvin. The time ofthe House ought not to be wasted on such preposterous suggestions. The Archdeacon of Dorset moved a resolution, desiring their lordships of the Upper House to take measures for a joint protest to be made against the threatened interference with the constitution and rights of the Provincial Convocation by means of the provisions of the Welsh Church Bill. . . The Dean of Lincoln advocated carrying the protest direct to the foot of the Throne.

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