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Church by law established

Richard Chartres finds novel ideas in a study of ecclesia anglicana

The Established Church: Past, present and future
Mark Chapman, Judith Maltby, and William Whyte

Mowbray £14.99
(978-0-567-35809-7)
Church Times Bookshop £13.50

THE United Kingdom ceased to be a confessional state with Roman Catholic Emancipation in 1829. Thereafter, a free market in religious ideas was progressively extended until our own day, when conform­ing to the Church of ...

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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